Anne Kiguta Recalls Running to Studio Repeatedly to Save Fare

  • All big things have small beginnings - and for K24 TV anchor Anne Kiguta, hers has been a journey from grass to gracing the TV screens on a national stage.  

    Before rising to the media powerhouse she is, the journalist recalled how she was forced to run to the studio to make it for her radio show.

    At 18 years, Kiguta was studying at Daystar University's Athi River campus and landed a job as a host at Hope FM.

    In an Instagram post of a photo of her with her then colleague, the journalist recalled that it wasn't an easy ride to achieving her dream.


    Revealing that the job didn't pay well, Kiguta disclosed that she'd leave the university campus on a bus to Nairobi, which would drop her off at Airport View Estate, from where she would run to CITAM Valley Road (previously Nairobi Pentecostal Church (NPC).

    The screen siren maintained that she was keen to ensure she got to the studio on time.

    "I'd walk all the way to NPC Valley Road, actually it was more like a run! Because I had to choose between the luxury of getting on a bus or a cab or saving that fare," she stated.

    She added, "I was always exhausted but just so thankful to be on air and having the time of my life with this guy! I could cater to my little expenses with my few shillings from this gig."

    Kiguta stated that the job was a stepping stone to her career in journalism, adding that she was grateful for the opportunity.

    "Like most of us, I wasn’t born with much more than a loving and decent family. And like my family, I had to learn how to work for any little thing I had.

    "Sure we were not 'poor' in the sense that my parents could afford to take me to school and I went to some pretty good schools but bottom line - you had to work," she added.