cheleleA new startling and shocking revelation surrounding the brutal murder of Kalenjin musician Diana Chemutai Musila popularly known as Chelele, suggests that the singer may have seen her demise coming.

On Wednesday, actress Barbara Chepkoech popularly known as Waridi, who was close to the late Chelele claimed to have found an audio which the singer left before her death.

According to the former actress who has since relocated to America, the audio clip which was originally recorded in the singer’s local dialect, Kipsigis, is a prayer of lamentation to God, through which Diana asks God, “What will it be Jehova, what will it be what will it be me living in tears… what will it be for the years that I have sung for You, and there is nothing I have….that if you ask me anything I have…anything that I work for is snatched from me…”

Chelele had numerous family and legal disputes with her husband Eric Musila, a police officer, who disappeared with their two children and has been living with them. This is believed to be what caused the singers failed suicide attempt that happened last year.

The prayer also reveals how her husband took all the money from her music proceeds and how the man who had offered to help her was killed.

Barbara in her post recalled how she first met Chelele saying,

When I first met Chelele… I was humbled that she had taken one of my songs and made it into her own… I was not mad but humbled at her creativity. .. that was Josi Josi… to Gonan elubut Joseph…. we performed together at the carnivore and later at the city cabanas… spicy little mama with an attitude to match.. she was vibrant and beautiful. …… she went on to say… I thought uko na maringo…Kumbe wewe nikapole hivi…giving me a hug…. Stone from Kass just laughed…. I had made a friend.
We went on different paths…… life happened…. I was far….. I am guilty of that…. I ask myself alot of what ifs…….. I am scared because I know…. I have been down that path…. it’s never ok….ask so sorry Chelele… am so sorry Diana… how do I reach your babies… as a community I believe we will ensure their wellbeing. …. I am just sad….
Today I heard a prayer she recorded and it tore me to pieces. …….. she cried to God…. rest in peace dear friend… may heaven receive you……
I translated her prayer from Kipsigis to English. … the best I could correct me where wrong…….. and some parts she was in so much pain I couldn’t hear her… it was too painful. ……………
My God bless her family and comfort her loved ones… protect her children… as a mother I cry for them…. I would love to help because I know the pain of your child being taken from you…. I know the fear of not being able to protect and be there for them… as mothers we go through that….
Domestic violence is all over… speak out…. I have been there and I thank God for being here today and able to share that it is best to leave… it never gets better…. if someone hits you once he will hit you again and again and finally kill you… think of your children… your loved ones your life…. say something… and let’s not encourage anyone being abused to stay…. no no no…. leave before it’s too late. ~mapenzi ya fujo haifai…~
Warydi.

Chelele…. you will live in us….

She went on to post Chelele’s heart wrenching prayer. Read it below

What will it be Jehova, what will it be what will it be me living in tears… what will it be for the years that I have sung for You, and there is nothing I have….that if you ask me anything I have…anything that I work for is snatched from me…. I have knelt before You and cried I have prayed to You and sung to You. I have prayed You have mercy on me and save me. I have tried to comfort myself alot of days but I have not found comfort… I have not found patience. … Jehova…. did you decide for me to suffer like this? I have sang in alot of years….I sing it is snatched from me… and I sing and it’s taken from me…. we got a case in court..in fact there is nothing I know. And there is nothing the guy that got killed knows. And he was very innocent. There is nothing we know….I never slept with him, he felt sorry for me for the things I have been through…he was told by the person who produces music for Lilian Rotich. …and he felt like meeting me… and felt that he should help me… but as soon as he had met me and helped me… that man just killed him… and he was blameless…. I did not know it would come to a day that he would kill me…. Jehova have mercy on me…. Jehova forgive me… he has tortured our children everyday he holds a knife at me… and says he wants to kill me… if I don’t sing and bring money he comes and tells me that he will kill me….and right now I don’t have my children….. my only children…..this world is bad….this world is bad….dont delay, be cautious of him they have been taken…and things have been taken from me….. they have taken everything…. and they left me in the wilderness… Arap Ngeno of Lands knows…. the people of Land board know…. and the person who erased my name from the book of land board and wrote this mans name knows themselves…. they know because they were bribed… I went and cried to Arap Ngeno… and he heard my cries… he closed that land and put it on caution. This man then decided to take everything and also take the my children…..all the money that I had…. that was given to me at carnivore… he came and took all that money… 100 thousand… that I wanted to use to put them through school… he took it all… but the enemy is Micheal… the enemy is Damages….the enemy is Doreen….. I have enemies…in alot of years that talk to this man…and they are from my home… but it is ok……if you decided to do this…. it is ok…… Jehova knows why. The Lord knows why…
My dear Mother I know you have suffered …. I became nothing in your household. I did not help you in any way but it’s not my fault I was trying on my side to ensure I have a good life….to ensure my children are cared for…but it was not possible…forgive me Jehova. …..forgive me my dear Mother forgive me my dear father….. with that stay well… brothers and sisters…stay well… my father Kichiko whom I have cried to for so long… the day they had hurt me…I cried to him on each occurrence. …. stay well… let my children return…to live in their land… and go to school there.. my people please help me… remain well…people of Bomet…if I had told you my pain… maybe you would have helped me… but sadly it was not possible… I tried to look for the Governor. .. …. (I couldn’t hear this part …..) I felt that he would help me… but I did not find him….take care of my children… fence my land… there are enemies… there are enemies in this land… there are enemies in my land…take care of my land… and love one another… love one another…. love one another people of all tribes…. love each other Nandis love each other with Kipsigis love each other all you people so that you are able to defeat the enemy…because it is possible the enemy will come and kill our children… and bury my children I am crying for our land I am crying about the enemy… I am crying for my children when I go they will suffer take care of them for me… I love you all…. that’s why i sing always… I teach you.. I hope for your success… let no one touch them… let no one take it for granted OR ignore…..
Musicians I love you…. I love you so much
If there is anyone we ever were on wrong terms…forgive me…
Stay well…
Musicians I love you…..
People of Radio… I love you
Everyone…I love you…
Thank you to everyone who ever helped me… thank you to everyone who felt sorry for me…… May the Almighty God stay with you… there is nothing more I can say….
Brownie… thank you for the days we spent together… thank you for the days you comforted me… thank you for the days you encouraged me… we have been through alot…together but it got to the day that I had reached my end… it even got to the point I contemplated suicide… but thank you… you did try to stop it…but it was inevitable thank you… stay well… thank you…may God help you… and help your home… thank you…let no one blame you… no one knows why…let no one criticize you..no one knows why… I would have started with me… no one knows why woi woi woi woi woi… God have mercy on me… Almighty have mercy on me.. King have mercy on me… Lord have mercy on me… forgive me Jehova woi woi woi….♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
RIP Chelele…….

Mutyo nenyon…. always in my heart…and prayers…
Warydi.

Her words….

 

When I first met Chelele… I was humbled that she had taken one of my songs and made it into her own… I was not mad…

Posted by Barbara Chepkoech Adams on Monday, January 11, 2016