by Helvine Achieng
April 9, 2021
Gospel musician Daddy Owen has recently called on society to take mental health cases seriously. The artist was reacting to one Mr Hudson's news, a bodyguard attached to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi's office, who died in a shooting incident alongside his wife.
Reacting to the shocking news, Matiang'i said, "It's a rude awakening to psychosocial challenges amongst some of the young officers that we have no choice but to now pay greater attention to."
Reposting Matiang'i's post, Daddy Owen echoed his sentiments as he wrote;
My sincere condolences to family and friends of the late Hudson and Pauline. It's time we take mental health cases seriously as a nation; I remember when I came out, some people felt like it's a shame to discuss something like that publicly! But it's affecting all of us directly or indirectly more so this time of the pandemic!#MentalHealthMatters
A few weeks ago, Owen opened up about his battle with depression, revealing that people thought it was weak to publicly speak about his mental health - but that did not stop him. Upon seeking counselling services, he was able to talk to someone he managed to heal faster.