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Linus Kaikai Biography, Age, Education, Career, Family and Scandal, Awards

Real Name Linus Kaikai
Age N/A
Nationality  Kenyan
Education Level Graduate
Place of Birth Kenya
Birth Sign Leo
Year of Birth N/A
Religion  Christian
Spouse  Mueni
Children  3
Profession/Career Journalist 
Net Worth $100,000

 

Linus Kaikai is a prize-winning Kenyan journalist. He has interviewed some of the most prominent African leaders, such as Nelson Mandela, Yoweri Museveni & Paul Kagame. Linus will also go down in history as the first Kenyan journalist to reconcile the first presidential debate in the Kenyan elections. He is a source of motivation because of his journalism skills and bravery. A courage that has seen him belittle top leaders in Kenya without an ounce of worry. Like any other individual in the limelight, he has also had his fair share of discussion, and his ethics as a journalist was once asked.

Age

Facts about his age are still private.

Education

The award-winning newsperson holds a Masters’s Degree in international journalism from Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology.

Career

The journalist has had a fine run in the media industry. Currently, he is the director of strategy and creation at Citizen TV. He is also the current chairman of the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG). This is a professional association for editors in Kenya, including senior print, broadcast & online editors.
Before entering Royal Media Services, he was operating as the General Manager of NTV. During his time as NTV, he performed tirelessly and took risks, such as sending news journalists to war frontiers to keep people briefed on current affairs.
He started his profession at KTN before leaving for South African Broadcasting Corporation in mid-1999. Linus rose through the verious ranks to become from reporter to Bureau chief.

The vet journalist left South African Broadcasting Corporation for KTN, where he performed as managing editor in charge of quality and product development. He served here for two years before joining Nation Media Group as a general manager.

Family

The accomplished journalist is married to the beautiful Mueni. They met way back in 2005 when Linus wrapped the story of Kenyans voting in the mid-2005 Constitution. In 2007, they welcomed their first kid. They were not curious about marriage at first, but surprisingly they got married at a decorated wedding in 2012. The love birds connected the knot in a Catholic church in Kajiado County. The ritual was attended by some rich, influential personalities, such as Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni & former National Assembly speaker & presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth. The couple has three kids who have been kept out of the limelight.

Clash with pastor Ng’ang’a

Locking horns with individuals is a norm when you are an outspoken public figure. Linus has in the past disagreed with the controversial rev. Ng’ang’a, who jeopardized his life. The apostle was captured and released on a cash bail of 200k.

The citizen TV worker also critiqued the spoken word by King Kaka. He deems like the song is a sketch of what many Kenyans feel and says that complaining about issues won’t make them disappear. They must do something and abandon the singer’s words, the systematic annihilation of their country.

Scandal

In 2012, stories spread about a romance between Linus and Emmy Kosgei. At the time, the reporter was headed back to Nairobi from a fundraiser with his coworkers at Nation Media Group when he got entangled in a terrible accident. Nine of his baby mamas, most of whom were his coworkers, showed up to wish him a speedy recovery. Emmy Kosgei ended the relationship over this scandalous behavior. Online sources argue that he sold stories about Emmy ruining the songstress’ engagement to a famous Nigerian preacher. The journalist has never come out plainly to address these claims. They may be valid or just rumors created by people.

Awards

Linus Kaikai has unearthed the environmental journalist of the year in 1998.

He also succeeded in the 1997 CNN African Television newsperson first prize while performing for KTN (Kenya Television Network).

Net Worth

His exact net worth is yet a mystery, but it is estimated at millions of Kenyan Shillings. The media character lives in a stately home worth millions. He can afford to live in extravagance after all the years of hard work and determination.

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