About Me

About Janet Mbugua

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Hi and Thank You for visiting my Blog Site. My name is Janet Mbugua, 31 years old, born in Mombasa, Kenya and a Broadcast Journalist by Profession.

I am currently a Prime Time News Anchor and Reporter on Citizen Television, as well as Founder and Trustee for Inua Dada Foundation, both based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

My Career in Broadcasting has been rewarding on many levels. Starting out in Radio at the age of 19 at Kenya’s Capital FM Station gave me an edge over most people my age as well as allowed me to gradually gain confidence and credibility in my chosen field of Media. Over the years I have covered notable events like the 2013 Memorial Service for Former South African President Nelson Mandela, the 2007 and 2013 National Elections in Kenya, the 2012 Presidential Elections in the U.S.A. and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. 

In 2009 I was headhunted for the position of News Anchor, Reporter and Producer as well as part-time Host of the Pan-African Current Affairs show, Africa 360 by eTV in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

I have also interviewed high profile individuals across Africa and further afield, including the U.S.A.and Brazil. In 2012 I was honored to Co-Host a live televised award show honoring African Leaders and later in  2013 I hosted a series of interviews for the African Union (AU) and Organization of African Unity (OAU) 50th Anniversary commemoration event organized by MultiChoice South Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Beyond Broadcasting, I am the Founder and Director of Media Avenue Limited, where I provide services which include Public Speaking, Moderating & Emceeing. In addition I work to empower  and mentor young people particularly girls in Kenya through Inua Dada Foundation which I founded in 2013.

Endorsed by the First Lady Of Kenya Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, Inua Dada Foundation envisions a Global Community that empowers and protects the rights of every Girl Child. 

In 2014, I decided to try my hand at acting when I was approached to audition for a lead role in the Kenyan Drama Series, RUSH. To my delight I landed the role of Pendo Adama, the Owner of a magazine. RUSH has since been nominated for two Africa Magic awards and is now showing in a few West African countries! 

For my education I completed a 2-year Mass Communication Course from Limkokwing University, Malaysia and am currently pursuing a MBA in Global Business Management at the Swiss Management Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. 

I live in Nairobi, Kenya with My Husband Edward Ndichu who has been a very supportive and loving Companion.

Links:

Citizen TV: http://citizentv.co.ke/

Inua Dada: http://www.inuadadafoundation.org/

Rush TV Drama Series: https://www.facebook.com/rushtvseries