Former Citizen TV host Kimani Mbugua is a very grateful man after Kenyans rallied up to contribute money for him after he went online with a plea for help.
While in a TikTok live session with digital content creator Nyako, who had started the online fundraiser, Kimani expressed his immense gratitude upon realizing that Kenyans had contributed double the amount he had asked for.
In his plea for help Kimani had asked Kenyans for exactly Sh.200k to start a business as he was struggling financially.
"Niseme au nionyeshe (should I say or go ahead and just show you)?" Said Nyako teasingly as she went on to ask the former TV presenter to guess how much in total netizens had contributed for him.
"So we are at Sh. 420,000!" The digital content creator said excitedly after a dramatic pause and Mbugua could not stop smiling from ear to ear upon hearing the amount.
Nyako went on to appeal to well-wishers to push the contributions to at least Sh500, 000 - which they did.
Expressing his gratitude to Kenyans and netizens in general for coming through Mbugua highlighted that he had not imagined his plea would yield such generous and hefty results.
"Thank you! Thank you so much. I never would have imagined ingekuwa hivi (it would be like this). I am so grateful to all of you. Asanteni sana," Mbugua said as he threw his fist up in the air in jubilation.
During an interview with comedian Oga Obinna this week, the former TV presenter explained how he had been suffering since losing his job in 2020.
He added that the fact that he had worked on Kenya's biggest TV station, many Kenyans distrusted him for posting his Instagram video asking for help.