• Chacha is among the November 2023 cohort of inductees in the Spouse of Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi's rehabilitation programme.
• The former Journalist said he decided to quit alcohol due to the mess it created in his life.
It is a tale of hope and resilience that assures of a better future from the story of veteran Journalist Johana Chacha.
He courageously came out to speak about his addiction to alcohol and how he managed to overcome it.
Chacha is among the November 2023 cohort of inductees in the Spouse of Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi's rehabilitation programme.
They will graduate on Wednesday, November 22, in Nyandarua.
Chacha worked for several media outlets including KTN and K24 as a senior Swahili political reporter.
Speaking on Tuesday, the former journalist revealed that he lost his job due to alcoholism.
He explained how his constant absenteeism from work caused him his dream career.
"I missed work for three days straight and when I turned up at work on the fourth day, I could not account for where I had been," he said.
Chacha said that after hearing about Pastor Dorcas' rehabilitation programme, he decided to join.
He explained that after a while, he learned how to deal with alcoholism and tried to reform.
"After hearing about Pastor Dorcas’ rehabilitation programme on rectifying the behaviour of alcoholics and drugs, I registered. We were told to leave bad company and anything to do with alcohol," he said.
The former Journalist said he decided to quit alcohol due to the mess it created in his life.
Chacha said that was it not for alcohol addiction, he would today be at par with some veteran colleagues in the media industry.
He pledged to hold his job dear if given a second chance.
Pastor Dorcas has been at the forefront of fighting for the wellness of boys and youths battling addiction problems.
She said she is ready to change the lives of youths and make them better people in society.
After the rehabilitation programme, the Office of the Second Lady promised to place them in technical training institutes as well as connect them to jobs.