Finding a true friend, you can walk the journey of life with, down the valleys and up the mountains without anything in return but true friendship, is a rare opportunity.
And for the few that have walked through it successfully, their story lives to be told.
As Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Baraza gets back on his feet after his battle with COVID-19, Chiki Kuruka spared the moment to celebrate a dear friend.
One whose shoulder she used to cry on and laugh on, the man who introduced her to her husband, Emmanuel Jambo.
The two go back in time, long enough to have been the link between Bien Aime and Chiki. A time she had flown from the UK into Kenya to attend a concert that blessed her with a husband.
Chiki’s open letter
“Dear Emmanuel Jambo, you are the force behind so much of what is my life. I have cried to you countless times, and laughed with you even more,” her open letter starts off.
A man who went beyond her expectations.
“You introduced me to my husband, you drove me for hours to find my dog, you found us our house.”
It has been a blend of love, admiration, respect and excitement as she looks back and gets lost of words.
“You are to me, the definition of goodness in this world. And to say I love you doesn’t even come close to the admiration I have for your heart, the respect I have for your soul,” Chiki adored.
As she sweetly wishes her dear friend a happy new chapter in his life, to which he beautifully responds;
“Chiki Kuruka I don’t know about the awful dancing but I know that I love you my G ❤️🙏🏿.”
Bien’s battle with the virus has opened his eyes more, learning to cherish the little moments he gets to spend with those dear to his heart.
And together with Chiki travelled to Nanyuki, where they were spotted making good memories, while declaring he’s return to duty.
“Had the most amazing weekend thanks to my amazing wife and friends. Ready to get back to work.”
“My favourite person +nature =happiness.”
Emmanuel Jambo is a South Sudanese photographer based in Kenya, who has worked as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official photographer.
November 26, 2020