Ex-Citizen TV Presenter: Drug Abuse Wasted 3 Years of My Life [VIDEO]

  • 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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  • Former Citizen TV presenter and musician David Muthengi, popularly known as Holy Dave has opened up about how his battle with drugs set his life back 3 years.

    In an interview on Saturday, October 24, 2020, he stated that during his rebellious high school life, he was introduced to drugs.

    Throughout his secondary school life, he was suspended several times, accused of leading strikes and miraculously survived attempts by the school to expel him. 

    Former Citizen TV Presenter David Muthengi popularly known as Holy Dave
    Former Citizen TV Presenter David Muthengi popularly known as Holy Dave
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    He explained that his parents had also given up on him such that they did not bother to show up for his KCSE prayers day at Machakos School. 

    "They didn't come and even if they did, they wouldn't have found me because I was so hungover after partying the previous night," he intimated.

    The musician explained that his bout with alcohol affected his learning leading to memory loss and could not operate on his optimum capacity despite being a bright student.

    "The drugs affected me so much and with the memory loss, there is no way I could pass KCSE. When it affected me to a level that after that I had to go to bridging courses for a year, I had to go for pre-university and had to waste another year doing computer packages," Holy Dave opened up. 

    During an introspection of his life, he decided to change his character and learn from his past mistakes.

    He enrolled for a computer science degree at Daystar University before proceeding to do his MBA at USIU. 

    After successfully turning his life around, he was able to build a stellar career in Kenya's media industry. 

    Kenyans.co.ke caught up with the musician who was in the middle of a video shoot for an upcoming song which is one of three he plans to release. 

    Other than his entertainment and media career, Holy Dave is also a lecturer at top universities in the country such as Africa Nazarene and Daystar University as well as an investment analyst. 

    This comes as no surprise, given his family's academic background. 

    "I come from a family of scholars. My dad is a professor, my mum has a masters, my elder sister, and our firstborn, Eunice, has a PhD in Public Health, my brother Mumo has a Harvard MBA, my other sister, Grace, has an MBA as well, then Joey who has a degree in business communication," he revealed. 

    Dave, on his part, is a graduate student at the University of Nairobi, pursuing a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.

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