Former TV reporter Kimani Mbugua is thankful to Kenyans who supported him when he was discharged from hospital.
Through his Instastories, Mbugua expressed his desire to go back to the streets to tell people stories, divulging that he bought some equipment using the money sent by well-wishers.
"I am just overjoyed, and I just wanted to say thank you for the amount you gave. Every one of you who gave any amount of money I have received from Sh20, Sh50, Sh100 to Sh100,000. Thank you so, so much for helping me get back on my feet," he said.
Speaking from Makongeni, Thika, where he grew up, Mbugua said he has a few ideas up his sleeve and will begin by doing interviews and stories around his home area.
"I bought a new shooting device and I got a lapel microphone, which means I am going back to the little streets where I belong.
"We will be doing so many things on the streets, having fun as we always do. So, look out for that it is coming very soon. But for now, I just want to say thank you. Thank you so much to everyone who raised their money," he added.
In late September, the former Citizen TV reporter appealed to Kenyans for help, narrating his struggles with mental illness and substance abuse.
He stressed his desire to have a roof over his head and to get his life back on track.
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“I got out of hospital literally 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. So… I’m homeless.
“I have my bag and I am out, the people who I was living with said they couldn’t host me any longer and asked me to look for an alternative,” he said.
A few days later, Kenyans had raised over Sh500,000 for him and he outlined his plans to put his life in order.