Kenyan Man Comes To Terms With Mental Health And Manhood

For 12 years, Edwin Mburu battled with alcohol addiction.

His first sip was in 2003 soon after finishing his Form Four from Murang’a High School – just for fun. For a dozen years later, the alcohol became the regimen he could not do without.

Without it, he felt hopeless and empty. Relatives and friends could call him out telling him to “man up and just stop”.

The more he sought help from relatives and friends, the more he was either summoned to prayers, offered more alcohol or dismissed for being “a weak man who cannot solve his problems”.

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