Former Tahidi High actor Bernard Mwangi, alias Mweposi has opened up on battling depression and alcoholism as he appeals for help.
Speaking during a recent interview, the actor said his troubles started a few years ago when his marriage ended.
This made him an alcoholic and later depressed.
“Ilifika wakati ambapo mambo yalikuwa mengi na nikajipata nimeingia katika ulevi pale 2011. Ulevi mimi nimeingia nikiwa mtu mzima
“Wakati marriage imesambaratika, nikaingia kwa ulevi zaidi. Wakati huo ndo nikapata hata depression, high blood pressure bila hata mimi mwenyewe kujua,” said Mweposi.
He also appealed for help from well wishers to help him venture into onion and pepper farming.
He also revealed that he worked for Radio Citizen as a news anchor and voiceover artiste but his contract was not renewed rendering him jobless.
“I was a voice talent at Radio Citizen back in 2006, I left Baraka FM in Mombasa to join Citizen Radio kwa sababu nimesomea Mass Communication,” said Mweposi.
Further, Mweposi revealed that he was harshly judged when he got into depression due to his status in the society.
“Ni kweli nilipatikana nikiwa mtaani nimelewa lakini nilianza kufikiria, watoto wangu watafikiria nini and that was my turning pointing
“So jambo la kwanza ni kujikubali, kubali kuwa umeshuka, alafu anza sasa kurudi pole pole na mahali ambapo niliegemea ilikuwa ni kwa mungu, marafiki mimi hawakunisaidia,” he wrote.
On his weigh loss, the actor said he is battling depression and diabetes.
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