On Saturday, September 24, the popular Kikuyu singer was attacked amidst her birthday celebrations. The birthday party took place at Chivers Lounge along Kang’undo Road.
Rumour has it that she was in the company of her friends when a woman approached her and sprinkled an unknown substance into their eyes from a bottle.
Speculations of jealousy and foul play went rife as people tried to unpack the attack that almost made her lose her eyesight.
After the incident, Joyce wa Mamaa and her companions claimed that they could not open their eyes.
Other onlookers dismissed the victims claiming their reaction was due to the fact that they might have been intoxicated because the incident was allegedly minor.
“It was Mamaa who screamed first, saying she could not see. There was apprehension in the party and three companions of the songbird also reported they could not open up their eyes,” reported a musician
While speaking to journalists Joyce wa Mamaa now reveals that she is well now despite the incident leaving her and her friends shaken.
She urged her fans to remain calm as they have nothing to fear.
Wa Mamaa describes the liquid used to attack her as bitter in the eyes as well as corrosive on the skin.
She revealed that after a medical check out she was cleared as fit to be out of the hospital.
A man that was part of the party intimated that it was a champagne burst gone wrong.
He claimed that the alleged attacker was intact a fan who was approaching Joyce wa Mamaa to surprise her as well as wish her a happy birthday.
Joyce wa Mamaa rose t fame after being a background vocalist for musicians such as John Njagi and Kabera’s band.
She is famous for tunes such as “Wanjogothaga Niki”, “Tiga Kunjira Sorry”, “Zurura Dada”, “Wari Wakwa” and the recently released “Mundurume Njamba”.