Gatonye Wa Mbugua is the most influential radio personality in mount Kenya, with his morning show “Arahuka” Ranked 2nd most listened to show countrywide. The show is estimated to be listened to by over 1.9M fans slightly behind Classic’s Fm morning show listened to by approximately 2.5 listeners. He is among the top 5 most highly-paid radio presenters in Kenya. Gatonye Wa Mbugua hosts the Arahuka show which airs between 6:00 am and 10:00 am alongside his co-host Muthee Kiengei .
Gatonye Wa Mbugua Career and achievements.
Gatonye started as an actor at the Kenya theater in Nairobi after completing his university studies. He used to act alongside his friend Ken Wa Kuraya who is now a news anchor at Inooro Tv. The duo also featured in a Kikuyu comic movie back in the mid-2000s. Gatonye later joined kameme FM as a program producer before becoming a presenter in the early 2010s. Gatonye became famous after hosting the ma-watchmen show alongside his co-host Muthee Kiengei which aired between 9 pm and 12:00 midnight. The late-night show became popular due to their comical discussion that left the listeners cracking their libs.
After the station reshuffled their presenters, the duo was placed to host the morning show Arahuka after Njogu Wa njorege left Kameme for Gukena Fm that had been newly launched by Radio Africa. Njogu Wa Njoroge was the most popular radio presenter during that time having interviewed top profile people in the country including former president H.E Uhuru Kenyatta. That’s how Gatonye dethroned Njogu Wa Njoroge who now works at Kayu Fm after his political ambition to become a member of Parliament hit the wall.
Gatonye is known for analyzing political agendas and criticizing politicians during the campaign season. His professional and articulate way of reading and analyzing newspapers also puts him at top of his game. Kiengei also rose to fame after their show with Gatonye wa Mbugua. He now also has his own Tv Show Kiengei Live at Kameme Tv.
Gatonye wa Mbugua family and wife
The Radio presenter has tried to keep his family and private life out of the public. According to our source who asked for anonymity, he live a lavish life in one of the prestigious estates in Nairobi along Thika road. He is married to one wife and has 3 children.
Gatonye wa Mbugua Salary, family and wealth
Gatonye drives high-end vehicles and owns a mansion in Nairobi. He also runs several businesses that are not disclosed in this article. Gatonye wa Mbugua earns a salary of Ksh 1.25 Million as the radio boss. He also has the best vernacular radio presenters award in 2018 and 2019. Gatonye also received the prestigious Head of State commendation (Hsc) from former president Uhuru Kenyatta. He is estimated to be worth Ksh 150 Million.