23 C
Kenya
Monday, August 10, 2020

Ex NTV anchor appeals for jobs after depression, debts, ‘homelessness’

Must Read

Safaricom starts selling smartphones at Sh. 20 per day loans

Safaricom Smartphones: Kenyans without 4G enabled mobile phones will from today buy these gadgets for as little as Sh....

Minet Enlists More Hospitals For The Teachers’ Medical Scheme

Minet Kenya, administrator of the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) Medical Scheme, has enlisted additional 32 medical service providers under the scheme,...

Huawei Trains students for next generation technology 5G

Huawei Trains students for next generation technology 5G Today Huawei Kenya concluded 6 days of 5G training online for over...

A former NTV and KBC presenter has publicly appealed for jobs. This is after the presenter sank in lows of depression, disease, and joblessness that at one point forced him to move back to his mother’s home. The presenter known as Eddy Kimani was a popular Sports anchor at the station.

He left the media to take up a position as a director of communications for the County Government of Nakuru in 2014 under Governor Kinuthia Mburu. Speaking in a session of Engage Talk in January 2019, Eddy Kimani revealed how he fell into debts after a business he started with a loan failed.

Eddy Kimani

The presenter’s property was then auctioned off and he was thrown out of his house, leaving him virtually homeless. Eddy was forced to move back to his mother’s house at 39 years old and after being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, and with his marriage on the verge of breakdown, he fell into depression.

Jalang’o: Why comedians never make money on Churchill Show

“When I came back home and made up with my family, I got a call and was cast in Tinga Tinga as Lion. We had a very good and successful run at the Kenya National Theatre. After that, in October, we went to Broadway in New York. It is a dream for any actor to act in Broadway and that is why I am saying it was a revelation for me. In 2018, after all those things had happened to me, God just came through for me,” he said.

Eddy made his job appeal on LinkedIn on Tuesday, July 14. He said:

“Well aware of the current challenges media houses are facing, I am seeking a news anchor vacancy because I believe there is a TV/radio, media house out there that I can still add some much needed value to. So, now, I am sharing this news anchor screen-test with you. You, head of TV/radio news, you TV/radio station owner or maybe you, who might know one of these decision-makers that I have mentioned.”

Eddy has previously worked for NTV, Nation FM, Capital FM, and KBC.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

180,544FansLike
11,005FollowersFollow
147FollowersFollow
274SubscribersSubscribe
WhatsApp
Telegram

Latest News

Covid-19 hitting Kenya’s small businesses hard, says Facebook report

More than a third of small businesses on Facebook in Kenya have been forced to shut down as a...

Covid-19 hitting Kenya’s small businesses hard, says Facebook report

More than a third of small businesses on Facebook in Kenya have been forced to shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Moi nephew’s home to be auctioned over Sh. 378 million loan

A nephew of the former late president Daniel Arap Moi is set to be auctioned to recover  debt of Sh. 378.61 million. The debt...

UK billionaires partner with Kenyan firm to start new sports betting site

Triple5bet: Kenya’s sports’ betting is headed for interesting times following the entry of a new company with backing from billionaire British investors. Triple5bet, which will...

Affordable smartphones drive digital inclusion in Africa

Affordable smartphones drive digital inclusion in Africa With mobile connectivity now integral to the modern economy, a key part of any national development programme must...

More Articles Like This