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

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.

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“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.

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