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Tahidi High actor Omosh reveals how alcohol ruined his career: I used to drink 10 beers daily without feeling any effect



Tahidi actor Omosh whose real name is Joseph Kinuthia has revealed how alcohol addiction ruined his acting career and left him without any friends.

Speaking with a local daily, Omondi shared that he’d drink everyday of the week until he couldn’t do without alcohol.

“Despite my passion for acting while still a teenager in Nyeri County, I was already experimenting with alcohol due to peer pressure and the fact that I grew up in a society where many people including my relatives consumed various substances including alcohol. This made me want to try out those,” Omosh revealed to Mount Kenya Star from his hometown Nyeri, where he is currently based.

He went on:

“As an actor in Tahidi High, I used to drink 10 beers on a daily basis without feeling any effect. Being a public figure I would often frequent parties, functions or clubs upon invitation by friends or various organizations who offered free drinks,” says Omosh who eventually lost all his friends.

“Before I knew it I became a frequent visitor at various wines and spirits outlets where I would source for cheap hard liquor in the name of (Mzinga) at the cost of Sh500 daily with or without money,” says the actor who struggled with alcoholism for a period of more than two decades.


Omondi, how has two wives, said that after 24 years of drinking, he finally went to rehab after his elder sister urged him to.

“I willingly took myself to the rehab where I spent three months undergoing treatment and counselling. During the time I also focused on my life, my family, my future, health and realized the need to change.

“The thought of dying crossed my mind while at the rehab and this pushed me to make a positive change in my life to become the better person,” says Omosh. 

He says despite the doctor’s warnings on his dangerous drinking habits he would find himself doing contrary to their advice.

“One thing people should know is that alcoholism is a disease. Without serious, regular counselling and treatment not to mention love by the family of the victim involved- one is bound to relapse.”

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