KTN’s Betty Kyallo isn’t the only successful media personality, her older brother Brian Kyallo has also made his own name in the industry.
Brian is the director of the political satire show XYZ and also the cinematographer of television series Rush that stars the likes of Wendy Kimani and Janet Mbugua.
In a candid interview with the Standard, Brian revealed that a fact not known to many, that he has been battling mental illness and depression for a couple of years now. He was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 2 three years ago.
“I have bipolar 2 disorder so it never gets to the point of suicide or self-harm. I just go through periods where I am so low, a period where every day is a bad day, and no matter how much alcohol you take it does not give you a high. In fact, nothing you do or take can get rid of the dark clouds in your life; you are trapped in a depressive state. Imagine having continuous bad days that will just not let up no matter what you do. Then when you are on a manic stage you feel like you can conquer the world, and during this stage, I can even do three days straight of no sleep and in the past, I would be doing two or three projects at ago and somehow manage.”
Revealing how much of a supportive sister Betty has been Brian said, “I have been dealing with depression as a result of bipolar for the last three years. Betty was always there for me even despite the fact that she was also going through her own struggles. She would go for check-ups with me and walked with me every step of the way.”
Betty on other hand took to social to congratulate him on his big step with a loving message; “Bro, I’m so proud of you for coming out and telling your inspiring story. May you impact lives and families dealing with what you went through. I’m happy that you have gone through the fire and came out stronger with so much zeal for life. Love you to pieces. ❤️ #Stronger.”