Thursday, September 12, 2019 - After a long hiatus from social media, Kenyan media personality, Ciru Muriuki, is back.

In her first post on Instagram in a long time, the BBC journalist revealed that she has added a lot of weight which has affected her self-image.

The happy-go-lucky journalist went on liken her present physical appearance to that of a rhino.

 “…I’ve put on quite a bit of weight and I’m not really loving myself physically right now because I’m at the absolute biggest I’ve ever been.”

“You know when you can just be walking past your mirror and I’m like, ‘what is that rhino? I have a rhino in my room…oh, No, it’s me,’” she said.

“So I’ve really been struggling with my self-image and if you’re not feeling good about yourself you’re not going to be posting that many pictures of yourself, are you? But I’m working on it.”

On the same breath, the outspoken journalist confessed to suffering mental issues, depression as well as anxiety, stating that she has recently found herself seeking solace only in her work as well as sleep.

“I’ve been struggling a bit with my mental health; I’ve had moments of great anxiety; I’ve had a couple of depressed moments…Okay, I’m understating it, when I say depressed moments it sounds like I felt down for 4 minutes and that’s not the case.

“I’ve had periods of days and days turning into weeks that I’ve just not been Okay. And because I’ve not been Okay I’ve not had the motivation to do much else other than work and sleep, and social media has had to take a backseat.”

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