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The Second Act: Former TV personality Louis Otieno announced a comeback
Former TV anchor Louis Otieno is attempting a comeback with a new show; after regaining his hearing.
Louis, whose life has been shrouded in controversies and failing health, plans to be back with a program called ‘The Second Act.’
The TV personality made the announcement on social media, thanking his sponsors for putting together time, money and effort for his comeback.
He further revealed that his return was inspired by the difficult time the country is facing with decision makers due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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"The country is going through a difficult time, the BBI, referendum. For the first time the Parliament is being asked to close shop and go home all leading up to the coming general election," he said in a two and half minute video, adding that the show was organized by former colleagues.
Louis also thanked Kenyans for raising Sh4 million when he was in urgent need for treatment.
"Before I even start to meet the people who deal with the difficult decisions, I must give thanks to you, the Kenyans, because I reached out to the country and you came out and you made your effort because you wanted me back," he said.
Louis downfall began when he was linked to the murder of his girlfriend Careen Chepchumba in an apartment within Umoja estate in Nairobi.
Prior to the controversies, Louis Otieno was a celebrated news personality in the country before it was soiled by controversial death of his girlfriend in 2012. He later developed acute pancreatitis which lead to a hearing impairment.
At one time he accused his colleagues for abandoning him at the time of need. In 2018, he went public appealing to Kenyans for help in raise funds for cochlear implant surgery.
The journalist was riding on a 30 years’ experience in business as well as ICT before he worked for several media houses including KBC, KTN, NTV, Citizen and K24.
After working in the US, Otieno returned to Africa in 1997, in order to spearhead Microsoft expansion across Africa, in West, East and Central Africa which he rose to become the general manager for East and Southern Africa.