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WATCH: Why Chipukeezy quit NACADA

Comedian Chipukeezy, born Vincent Mwasya Mutua, has left his role as the National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) vice-chairman.

He made the announcement in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News.

The comedian, who made his name for his rib-cracking appearances on Churchill Show, was appointed to this role as a replacement for Starehe lawmaker Charles Njagua aka Jaguar.

“My contract expired six months ago. I’m happy to have been part of the team and this wonderful project,” he explained.

“I’m done at NACADA and looking forward to getting back to doing what I love.”

Asked why he took six months to announce his departure from the parastatal, he said; “It was nobody’s business. It was an engagement between me and his Excellency, and so when the contract ended I communicated that to him. I don’t have to report to social media.”

He also thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for according him the opportunity to serve at NACADA.

“I was among the youth given a chance to serve in the government as a board director and the President recruited me to represent the young people on the board of NACADA. It was one of the best things I’ve ever had the privilege to do.”

“The contract was for three years, and when the three years elapsed, I had no intention of renewing it because before I was offered the opportunity I was deep into showbiz and entertainment. I felt like you can only leave one place and go elsewhere to let others also serve. I also felt like I did what I could have done in those three years and so it was time for me to go and do other things. So I didn’t extend my term,”