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I Was Suffering From a Serious Impostor Syndrome - Edith Kimani

Her revelation is a wake up call to many

The TV girl who currently works for Deutsche Welle (DW) made the revelation through her Instagram stories and she disclosed that it happened as soon as she joined the German based international media house.

Supportive boyfriend

“So last year at a time like this I was suffering from a serious case of impostor syndrome, I had just been employed by DW to Berlin and I was like I don’t belong here what I’m I doing,” she said.


Edith revealed that she was completely unaware of the syndrome but she was lucky to have a boyfriend who would go out of his way to make her feel safe.

“I was completely unaware of what impostor syndrome was but thankfully I had a boyfriend who was resourceful and he did research and he was like babe this is what you are going through,” she said.

New job

She added that together they tried to figure out ways in which she could feel she belonged to her new work place and after research she found out that many people were undergoing the same challenge including the then head of World Health Organization.

Edith who has since recovered from the syndrome worked with KTN for 2 years before leaving for DW where she had had a stint as the East African correspondent before she became a news anchor based at their headquarters in Germany.


Edith was then replaced by her colleague from KTN Joy Doreen Biira as the East African correspondent who has since moved to the Ministry of Mining as Advisor, Strategic Communications.


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