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The Transformation Of Amerix From An Obese Raila Supporter To A Health Crusader

Bungoma based medic, Eric Amunga popularly known as Amerix is a man who has amassed millions of followers thanks to his health advice and masculinity advocacy.

Amerix has been consistent in making and pushing his online brand through use of Twitter, Telegram, Facebook and his website.

To his followers, he epitomizes positive masculinity and is a man who speaks the bitter truth that people don’t want to be told.

However, Amerix is also loathed by a section of feminists who feel his masculinity advices is extreme. Additionally, there are medics who have expressed opposition to his health guidance.

But despite the Amerix brand being conspicuous on the blogosphere, the man behind it has maintained a private life. In fact, most of the people who associate with Amerix cannot easily recognize him if they were to meet him on the streets.

In this article, WoK brings an exclusive article on how Eric Amunga waltzed his way to fame.

Education

Amerix studied at Butere Boys High School in Kakamega at a time when the school’s principal was Edward Odera. It is reported that Odera was a no nonsense man who had the words  LET US BE MEN scripted  on the walls of his office. During his time at the institution, Amerix was a schoolmate to comedian Eddie Butita.

University of Minnesota

In 2015, Amerix won the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship following his initiative in educating young people on contraceptive use and teenage pregnancy.

The Fellowship recognised young African leaders aged between 25 and 35 in business, entrepreneurship and public service.

Following this milestone, Amerix would head to the University of Minnesota on a full scholarship to study Public Management.

Politics and transformation 

In 2016, he declared interest to vie for the Bungoma Central Ward seat on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) seat.

ODM made the announcement via their official Twitter page.

In the 2017 General Elections, Amerix was a staunch supporter of Raila Odinga. A past photo shows him on the streets alongside Raila supporters.

A past photo of Amerix (in a red hoodie).

The medic seems to have embraced a different life from 2018 as he focused on his transformation. Whenever Amerix says that he once struggled with obesity, it is a fact.

According to the medic, he once weighed 117 kilograms. His excessive weight led to a myriad of life-threatening implications such as high blood sugar levels, rising blood pressure, back pains and diminished sexual performance. His BMI once stood at 43.

A collage photo of Amerix before and after losing weight. [Photos|Facebook]
Amerix resorted to consulting endocrinologists as he widely read numerous journals to figure out the way forward.

Through what he terms as trilogy of fat loss, he embraced 3 things: quitting processed carbohydrates, modifying behavior and gym workouts.

Amerix currently weighs around 65-68 kilograms and has since resorted to help people in achieving weight loss naturally and reverting hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2 and obesity.

Success in drama coaching 

For a long time, Amerix has been a drama coach who has won several awards after directing plays to the national levels. He previously coached Kimilili Boys High School but he currently guides the Friends School Kamusinga drama club.

In 2021 he directed the play Hamlet which was based on the theme of HIV. Under his tutelage, the school emerged second nationwide with the play Walls of Jericho.