KICC managing director Nana Gecaga is living a happy life after quitting alcohol 19 years ago.
In past interviews, Nana, who is President Uhuru’s niece, admitted she was once an alcoholic when she opened up about her struggle with alcoholism. She said she would down an entire crate of beer and a bottle of hard liquor a day. Nana Gecaga believes her sobriety journey will encourage others to follow her path.
“WELL IT WAS 24 BEERS THAT’S A CRATE A DAY AND A HALF A BOTTLE OR FULL BOTTLE OF LIQUOR,” SAID GECAGA.
“VERY VICIOUS CIRCLE, WE ALL HAVE CHALLENGES, WE ALL HAVE ISSUES THAT WE FACE, NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. THE ONE THING I CAN ACTUALLY SAY TO THEM IS, TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY AND TRY TO LIVE OR GET TO THAT DAY AND NEVER BE ASHAMED OR TOO PROUD TO ASK FOR SUPPORT. KENYA HAS A LOT OF SUPPORT AND USE IT.”
In a recent interview with Kiss FM, she also talked about struggling with alcoholism and she said;
“MY FIRST YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY IN AMERICA WAS VERY ROCKY, AND THAT IS WHERE MY EVERYTHING FELL APART. I WAS AN ADDICT OF ALCOHOL BUT I WAS ABLE TO GO TO REHAB AND FROM THERE, IT’S BEEN 19 YEARS WITHOUT DRINKING.”
A big lesson she learnt from alcohol addiction is the difficulty of battling with alcoholism
“IT DEFINITELY BUILDS CHARACTER BECAUSE IT TAKES A LOT OF STRENGTH TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, WHATEVER IT IS. GETTING OUT OF IT IS SOMETHING I AM HAPPY ABOUT BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DO NOT MANAGE.”
Well, while celebrating 19 years of sobriety, Nana Gecaga has thanked everyone who stood by her during the journey
“It’s never too late” 19 years ago I stopped drinking and have never gone back…. what does that mean? Well it means I’m now living my best life and today I just want to thank EVERYONE who stood by me THEN,NOW and ALWAYS and NEVER let me go back 🙏🏾 I also want to let everyone out there know it’s never too late and WHATEVER your going through your NOT ALONE and never be ashamed to ask for help.”