From Househelp to Leading KBC TV Anchor

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    KBC lead anchor Purity Museo
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  • Dreams require a starting point. One has to begin where they are, pursue what they have and do what they can. For Purity Museo, KBC's Lead Anchor, her rise to the top was not rosy. 

    Museo once had to work as a house help to raise money to study at Moi University after she lost her parents.

    Speaking with Kenyans.co.ke on Tuesday, October 6, Museo narrated that she obliged to work for an Egyptian man in Mtwapa, Kilifi County, in 2011 after her church member aided her to land the menial job. 

    Museo worked during the day and spent the night at a children's home. She detailed how she would wake up early daily to be at her employer's house by 5 a.m, having to work 7 days a week. 

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    KBC lead anchor Purity Museo
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    She spent the whole day cleaning, cooking a variety of meals, doing laundry and only left after making dinner. Her wage totalled to Ksh 4,000 per month. 

    The former Ebru TV anchor had 2 hours on Sundays to rush to church to pray, something she did to seek strength to enable her work. Museo was poised to join campus in 2012, hoping the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) loan board would award her loan.

    "It was a stressful job, but I did not give up. I had lots of cooking to do every day. 

    "I managed to save over Ksh 24,000 after working for 6 months. It was better than sleeping on the streets. I finally joined campus, with my brother escorting me. It has been a massive journey," Museo recalled. 

    At Moi University, HELB helped cover her school fees as she took to online jobs to provide for her basic necessities. 

    She wondered why most youth today want to achieve success without working for it, and advised them not to give up but strive through whatever difficulty they face.

    Before landing a TV role at KBC, Museo who hails from Mwingi in Kitui County,had worked at Ebru TV as a health reporter and anchor. She started as volunteer in 2016 up to mid-2017 with a starting salary of Ksh 5,000. 

    The media personality switched to KBC in November 2018. She has been tipped for stardom as her star keeps on rising each and every day. 

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    KBC news anchor Purity Museo (left) interviews Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana on August 30, 2020
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