There was no formal communication from Radio Africa Group’s management to explain Maina’s absence and this led to the cancellation of advertising deals by some blue chip companies that advertise in his popular morning show for fear of lack of audience for their products.
To salvage the situation and prevent further loss, Radio Africa’s management put it clear that Maina Kageni was still their employee only that he was in hospital for a minor operation.
It was alleged that Maina was on his usual Tembea Kenya Roadtrip in Kajiado when he injured his knee.
While it’s true that the popular radio presenter injured his knee because he was drunk during the road-trip (actually he was staggering according to a person who attended the road-trip), reliable sources whispered to us that he is admitted in hospital because of liver problems caused by his love for alcohol.
Maina doesn’t hide his love for alcohol, especially whiskey. He once confessed and bragged on his morning show that he takes double shots of whiskey every morning as breakfast.The popular radio presenter is admitted at Aga Khan Hospital’s Princess Zahra Pavilion (the VIP section of Kenya’s leading hospital) due to liver related complications caused by his love for alcohol.
Shaffie Weru hinted that doctors have warned Maina Kageni against taking alcohol because it might damage his liver completely.
“The only Dabo-Dabo that Maina Kageni will be taking is Ribena. Praying for Maina Kageni”. Shaffie posted on social media after visiting Maina in hospital.
Maina also confirmed that the disease is messing up with his plans and revealed that he will be out for quite sometime.
“Aki I can’t wait to go back on The Maina Kageni Road Trip Tour, go around our beautiful country, make new friends and plant some more trees!! Hopefully, you guys will join me too when I’m back, sindio?” Those who handle Maina Kageni’s social media accounts posted.