A viral video of Nairobi Half Life scriptwriter Charles Matathia has shocked Kenyans.
The video clip shows the sorry state of the life Matathia is in. He s recently captured wearing tattered clothes, looking unkempt and carrying an old sack.
He describes himself within the first few seconds with the impression that he is in dire need of help.
“My name is Charles Antony Matathia, I was born on July 23, 1979. I grew up here around Wangige market in Kiambu County of Kenya. I’m 40 years old. I’m an aspiring screenwriter; my project which you’re familiar with is a feature film called Nairobi Half-Life,” he says.
In an interview with Nation in August 2018, Matathia recounted how his life took a twist after co-writing the script with Serah Mwihaki and his addiction to drugs that led to a brief stint at rehab.
Despite being well learned and with many other scripts at hand, Matathia is seemingly a forgotten case. Many Kenyans on social media are now calling for action to be taken in order to save this brilliant mind.