Janet Mbugua’s Brother Narrates How He Tried to Kill Himself

Media personality, Janet Mbugua’s elder brother, Kevin Mbugua has opened up about how he once came close to ending his life while he was battling mental illness.

Kevin was speaking to Janet Mbugua on her new show, Here and Now, which will be airing on NTV every Thursday, after taking a long hiatus from TV since leaving Citizen TV.

In a candid conversation, his brother, a popular actor and single recalled how back in 2007 he was going through a dark phase and he thought that the only way out was to end his precious life.


He recalls how the suicidal thoughts engulfed his mind while on a train trip from Mombasa to Nairobi.

“I was taking a train from Mombasa to Nairobi and it was during that ride that I decided I was going to end my life,” he said.

He added,

I remember pulling the window down of the compartment and slowly throwing my stuff out and emptying my suitcase and by the time I was getting to Nairobi I didn’t even have a suitcase.

“I remember walking into shops and looking for something that was corrosive or poisonous enough that would do that job.

Kevin says that when he was in the hardware looking for something toxic, that is when it him that he was not okay and decided to call his family members.

That is when I called my mother and father and everybody in the family rallied behind me.

Now that he is doing great, Kevin says that he has realized that the type of darkness he was in was just a sign that there was a revolution about to happen.

He explains,

It is a sign that you’ve reached the maximum of a certain phase of your life and because you don’t know what the next phase of your life is supposed to be, your first instinct is to feel like your life is over.

But actually it is only the phase that is over and you should take it as a sign that you are about to evolve.

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