Television personalities are among the highest-paid people in Kenya. Did you know that there are some anchors and actresses who earn more than cabinet secretaries? This means that this occupation could be the most luxurious in the country. Read through to find out who the highest-paid television personalities are in Kenya.
- Jeff Koinange
Jeff Mwaura Koinange is a Kenyan journalist who hosts the Jeff Koinange Live show on Citizen TV. He formerly worked for a Kenyan television channel, K24. The former CNN reporter’s salary is estimated to be two million Kenya shillings per month. It is argued that he probably pockets more than the mentioned amount from endorsements.
Jeff has participated in giving back to the community by starting an initiative to build a library in Kibera slums.
2. Daniel Ndambuki
Popularly known as “Churchill,” Daniel is a Kenyan comedian who hosts the shows “Churchill Raw” and “Churchill Show.” It could be said that he is the forefather of most comedians in Kenya as he has supported numerous upcoming stand-up-comedians by giving them a platform to perform before a real and virtual audience. Daniel Ndambuki began working in the comedy industry in 1996 and is now the Laugh Industry founder. The Laugh Industry is an events company that hosts different festivals around the country to support upcoming comedians.
It is said that Daniel Ndambuki earns 1.2 million Kenya shillings per show per month. His net worth is approximately fifty million Kenya shillings from endorsements and different partnerships.
3. Amina Abdi Rabar
Amina Abdi Rabar is not only a television personality but also a radio presenter. She hosts The Breakfast Show on Capital FM but is well known from two TV shows: The Trend and The Turn-Up. Amina formerly worked as a secretary and stated that she was not interested in the media. She wanted to pursue law or International Relations. Though after completing her secondary school education, Amina landed a job in Homeboyz Radio and seemed to love her career since.
Amina’s net worth is estimated to be fifty-nine million Kenya shillings, and her salary is approximately 900,000 Kenya shillings. Although there isn’t much proof of her income, her lifestyle and designer outfits say a lot.
4. Victoria Rubadiri
Victoria Rubadiri is one of the highest-paid news anchors in Kenya. She anchored at NTV before moving to Royal Media Services, where she works as a news anchor for the Sunday Night Live. Victoria is also known for her talk show, Victoria’s Lounge, which used to air in NTV before she called it quits. The Sunday Night Live’s anchor is paid a monthly salary of 850,000 Kenya shillings proving to be among the highest-paid television personalities.
In general, working for a TV station is a top tier career in the country today. Though many attest, it may be stressful, and one may have to deal with a lot of pressure and criticism from the public.