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Journalist Kimani Mbugua resumes content creation

Former Citizen TV journalist, Kimani Mbugua, has come forward with heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming support he has received from Kenyans during a challenging period in his life.

Mbugua, a popular figure in the media industry, turned to the public for assistance as he embarked on a journey to rebuild his life after leaving the hospital.

In a viral video posted on social media on September 23, 2023, Mbugua bravely shared his personal struggle.

He revealed that he had fallen ill in 2020 and was subsequently diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder.

“I got out of the hospital last week, and I feel my mind has come back to normal, and I don’t want to go back to the place where I used to be,” he candidly expressed in the video.

Moved by his story, generous Kenyans rallied behind Kimani, answering his call for assistance through his social media platform.

Their compassionate response enabled him to regain essential tools to rebuild his life, including a phone and a laptop to assist him in getting back to work.

Kimani Mbugua has since shared his gratitude and excitement about his plans moving forward.

“Thank you for helping me to get back on my feet. I got a new shooting device and a microphone. I am going back to the streets where I belong. I am in Thika where I grew up. I will be doing interviews and having fun. We will do great things together.”

Kimani Mbugua entered the media industry at the age of 19, commencing his journey when he joined Nation Media Group while still a university student in training.

During his early career, he dedicated three years to the radio department at Nation Media Group.

He then transitioned to Royal Media Services, where he contributed his skills and talents across multiple platforms, including prominent roles at Citizen TV, Inooro FM, and Hot 96.

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