Former Citizen TV journalist Kimani Mbugua may soon be kissing his tribulations good bye after well-wishers stepped in to finance his dream of setting up a creative agency.
Mbugua had openly shared his dire situation, revealing that he was homeless, financially depleted, and burdened with debt. In a video circulating on social media, he explained the challenges he had faced in seeking assistance from friends and the toll it had taken on his life.
“I have lost so many things, I have lost so many friends, people got tired of me. I am at a position where most people are not willing to help because they say they are tired,” he candidly expressed.
Mbugua disclosed his homelessness, saying, “I am homeless, I have my bag, and I’m out. Where I was living, they told me they couldn’t host me anymore and advised me to find an alternative.”
The former journalist, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2020, shared his aspirations to establish a creative agency. He also revealed that his lack of employment had led to debts amounting to Sh1.7 million.
“I could suffer in silence and be depressed and go back to drugs. I don’t want to go back there. For two months, I’ve been drug-free. I don’t even have a phone. If you are willing to help me, my email is [email protected],” he pleaded.
Despite his current difficulties, Mbugua remained optimistic, believing that he had a viable business idea that could help him get back on his feet.
He explained that he needed to register a company and raise Sh200,000 to kickstart his entrepreneurial endeavor. Thanks to the assistance of Nyako and the support from fellow Kenyans, this goal was brought one step closer to reality.