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Top 10 Richest Media Personalities and Journalists in Kenya 2021/2022

The media endeavor in Kenya is always on a constant revolve. Most media personalities who have had a hold of it are now familiar that they need to position themselves as a label to be more marketable, equating more income on their end.
It takes hard-work and a lot of discipline to stand out in the media industry, mainly since it is dynamic. Below is a list of the wealthiest media characters in Kenya 2022;

Jeff Koinange

Jeff Koinange is such a family name, thanks to his show, Jeff Koinange Live (JKL), that presently airs on Citizen TV. The 54 year old media personality has evolved in the industry over the time. At one point in his career life, he performed at CNN. Besides JKL, he also hosts a breakfast show at Hot 96 Radio. Jeff appropriates about Kshs. 2.5 Million every month, & his net worth is roughly thought to be over Kshs. 70 million.

Raphael Tuju

He is a 60 year old Kenyan media character and politician. He was the first African Journalist to win an Emmy Award. He is a TV producer and Journalist. Nevertheless, he was able to diverge from it and joined politics. Raphael Tuju’s primary investment is in communication & Real estate. His net worth is over Kshs. 100 Million.

Julie Gichuru

Julie Gichuru is a 46 year old entrepreneur and media character that has been in the enterprise for a while. She was on TV hosting & moderating a political talk show and other contentious topics. She currently owns a production business known as Aramis Media.
She is also the Company Director of Acumen Communications and the Independent Director of M-Cheza Betting Company. While at the TV, her monthly salary was roughly Kshs. 1.1 Million.

Caroline Mutoko

Having performed in the media industry for about 20 years, she is widely guided to as ‘the queen of radio.’ She has been very hard-working, and her breakthrough came when she got a position at Capital FM in 2000. Caroline Mutoko is presently the Group Managing Manager at Radio Africa. She makes about Ksh. 2 Million every month.

Maina Kageni

He is a 45 year old Breakfast show host at Classic 105. He hosts the presentation alongside Churchill & they are commonly referred to as ‘Maina and King’ang’i’. The show is one of the most tuned-in breakfast shows in the country. He won the SOMA 2017 Awards as the Best Talk Show host. Maina Kageni gains about Kshs. 1.8 Million every month.

Churchill- Daniel Ndambuki

He is the most prosperous comedian in Kenya, owning the Churchill show. Apart from his humor show, he works as a Radio host at Classic 105’s breakfast presentation alongside Maina Kageni. Capital Group Limited delivers him about Kshs. 1.3 Million every month. This excludes incomes from Churchill Show Comedy & other endorsements.

Janet Mbugua

She was one of the most recognized and loved media personalities before quitting Citizen TV in 2017 to follow other stuff outside TV. She was able to be in humanitarian movements that brought her joy since she was able to do other things outside TV for the first time in her life. She was able to make a comeback on TV & she currently hosts the Here & Now show on NTV. She earns over Kshs. 1 Million per month.

Linus Kaikai

He is an award-winning reporter. Linus Kaikai is currently the Director of Strategy & Innovation of Citizen TV and the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG) Chairman. He gains about Kshs. 1.2 Million every month.

Betty Mutei Kyalo

Betty Kyalo won the late 2017 SOMA Awards as the Media Personality of the Year. She was a TV anchor at Standard Media during Friday Briefing at KTN before relinquishing. She made a comeback & she is now at K24 TV, where she hosts ‘The Weekend with Betty’ performance.

Larry Madowo

He is one of the most youthful yet successful media personalities in the industry. At 32 years old, Larry has worked at many TV stations, producing quality work and alluring numbers that equate to high income. He was especially famous at The Trend on NTV before he relinquished in 2018. He presently works as BBC Africa Business Editor.



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