‘Alcohol was going to kill me, pancreatitis saved me’ – Journalist Tom Mboya

Former K24 journalist Tom Mboya has opened up on his battle with alcohol and how it left him .ill at a time when his career was at its peak.

Mboya says he had a job that could easily fund his lifestyle hence that made it easy for him to fall into the trap.

A CNN award comes with so much prestige. I had been awarded as the best journalist in the world in 2012. After that I decided to go away from the media and move on to something bigger.

Two years after I won the CNN. It saddens me deeply when I see the youth battle with alcoholism.

I have been sober for 10 years and why I talk about my past addiction is that I want to encourage someone who thinks they have hit a dead end.

Tom Mboya,former NTV journalist
Tom Mboya,former NTV journalist

I ran into trouble at some point bin my life, I had a great job , a good salary so I could fund my drinking habit.

I started drinking and at some point it became too much for my body to handle. I ended up in hospital with pancreatitis.

He adds

Alcohol was gonna kill me but pancreatitis came and saved me. I talk about it as a way of me giving back in my own special ways.

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