Samuel Muchoki, popularly known as Samidoh, stands out as one of the most prominent and successful vernacular artists in the country.
While widely recognized for his musical talent and as a police officer, a lesser-known chapter of his life involves his time in the National Youth Service (NYS) and the unexpected turn of events that led him to his current dual roles.
Samidoh’s multifaceted career took an early turn during his time in the National Youth Service (NYS). Unbeknownst to many, he was expelled from the NYS school in GilGil, Nakuru County, a revelation he made during a candid interview with comedian Daniel Ndambuki, popularly known as Churchill.
The reason behind his expulsion was his decision to attend an Administration Police (AP) recruitment exercise in Nyandarua County without proper authorization. Despite this setback, Samidoh’s journey was far from over.
“I sneaked out of NYS school in Gilgil and attended an Administration Police recruitment in Nyandarua. However, I was not successful, and when I got back to NYS, they initially treated me like nothing had happened, but they knew I had sneaked out and later expelled me from the service.” Samidoh reflected.
Following this chapter, Samidoh found himself at a crossroads.
Undeterred, he secured employment as a data entry clerk at a flower farm in Nyandarua, his home county.
His determination to join the ranks of the Kenya Defence Forces initially faced rejection due to his slender build.
However, Samidoh’s unwavering resolve propelled him to try again.
On his third attempt, he succeeded in joining the Administration Police, a unit under Kenya’s National Police Service.
brought him, he continues to serve in the police service as a reminder of his humble beginnings.
His first operation was at Eastleigh, Nairobi after which he was posted to Mpeketoni in Lamu, County.