The father to former TV host  Kimani Mbugua has provided an update on his son's condition mental health condition and shed light on how the challenges began.

In a recent interview with Oga Obinna, Kimani's father spoke about the time when his son's behavior changed drastically and his life took a different turn.

Kimani’s mental health issues began in February 2020. His father recalled the day it became apparent that something was seriously wrong.

During a board meeting, Kimani unexpectedly confessed to having been under the influence for days, something his father had never seen him take.

"All went well until February 2020. I was in Westlands. I have a Consultancy company in which he's also a director. He's the MD. We were in the boardroom he came and in the middle of the meeting he stood up and said dad for four days sijawahi isha ulevi. I was shocked because we are SDAs. It gave me a redflags. Kwa basement alikuwa ameacha gari na mlango hakufunga. When he went home around midnight the girlfriend called me and said Kimani alikuwa anaongea tu. She made me listen to what he was saying and it kept me worried until today."

Further investigations by revealed that Kimani had been exposed to harmful substances at a birthday party, which exacerbated his mental health issues.

"He had a bash. Ilikuwa birthday yake and it was big. the sister took his phone akapitia akaona picha alikuwa anaanguka akitapika na kuna wasichanna wanampiga. My daughter said aliona kwa glass yake kuna white substances zinaekwa. Na anaambiwa kunywa na anatapika na anaanguka. So I told my daughter if we could consolidate the phone but how it got lost we dont know .We wanted evidence that was there. He did a toxology and it was discovered there was Marijuana and other stuffs. I did my investigations and I found out most of his friends were on those things. So I concluded my son was spiked. And the effect, hard drugs," said the father.

Kimani's condition worsened and he was admitted to Chiromo Hospital for treatment. The medical bills quickly added up, leading Kimani to suggest selling his car to cover the costs.

Kimani's father said his son is currently living in an apartment with close family members who can monitor him.

Despite the current challenges, Kimani’s father fondly recalled his son’s brighter days, emphasising his academic and professional successes.