EXCLUSIVE: Citizen TV Presenter Quits, Here's Why

  • Laura Karwirwa (l) and Holy Dave are all smiles during the Bambika Show on December 30, 2019.
    Laura Karwirwa (l) and Holy Dave are all smiles during the Bambika Show on December 30, 2019.
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  • Citizen TV 's Bambika Show host and founding member David Muthengi alias Holy Dave, announced that he would no longer be part of the station's presenters.

    Taking to his social media on February 24, the popular presenter announced that he needed some time off to focus on his personal affairs, singling out his PhD thesis paper as a key influencing factor.

    "After careful consideration and soul-searching, I have made the decision to take a break from hosting Bambika on Citizen TV," he posted on his Facebook page.

    Holy Dave and his sister Joey Muthengi hard at work, the two siblings started the Muthengi Foundation back in 2014.
    Holy Dave and his sister Joey Muthengi hard at work, the two siblings started the Muthengi Foundation back in 2014.
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    However, speaking exclusively to Kenyans.co.ke, the media personality confessed to having left the show for good, adding that he opted to announce his departure as a break just to ease the show's followers into the unexpected news.

    He also emphasised that despite leaving the TV show, his time in media was certainly not up, adding that he was working on something he only described as 'big'.

    Martin Luther King Jr once said 'Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.' which is exactly how Holy Dave explained his reason for walking away from a show he has been a part of for the better part of three years.

    "The remarkable individuals who employ us have all had to get through a point in their lives when they needed to make a bold step that wasn't necessarily sensible or popular to be able to achieve their dreams,

    "I feel the time is right for me to take this step and launch my own thing," he explained.

    The presenter who also doubles as a financial consultant -a job he carries out alongside his big brother, remained coy on what his exact plans were, only revealing that he was looking to empower the youth in the country.

    "It's a bit difficult to try and work on this project and still maintain my role in the Bambika Show which needed at least four days of my week," he explained.

    Holy Dave pictured during the Bambika Show on February 9, 2020.
    Holy Dave pictured during the Bambika Show on February 9, 2020.

    The hip hop artist had caused quite a stir back in January 2020 when he confessed to juggling seven jobs.

    On top of his former TV job, Holy Dave was running a foundation (Muthengi Foundation), serving as an adjunct lecturer (regularly called upon by universities to lecture but not under payroll), Mceeing, professional financial consulting, all the while running a mentorship program.

    The versatile media personality started the Muthengi Foundation back in 2014 alongside his sister -Joey Muthengi, as a way for them to give back to society.

    The celebrated gospel artist is passionate about finance and entrepreneurship, and he revealed that his thesis paper focusing mainly on these two, which could provide a hint as to what he plans to do next.

    Dj Sadic and Holy Dave strike a pose in studio.
    Dj Sadic and Holy Dave strike a pose in studio.
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