Maina Kageni Eyes Government Job

  • File image of Classic 105 presenter Maina Kageni
    An undated photo of Classic 105 presenter Maina Kageni
  • Classic 105 presenter, Maina Kageni, has stated that he is seeking a government job, and hoped President Uhuru Kenyatta would appoint him before he retires in 2022. 

    While a majority of media personalities are seeking elective positions in the upcoming General Election, Kageni argued that he placed his safe bet on state appointments rather than politics. 

    On Friday, October 22, the brand ambassador and corporate advertiser told co-host Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill) that he was eyeing an ambassadorial job as soon as he quits radio.

    Classic FM presenter Maina Kageni.
    An undated photo of Classic FM presenter Maina Kageni.

    However, he added that the odds of landing such a job were minimal unless one meets Uhuru face-to-face and presents their idea for only 10 minutes.

    “I have never thought of a political seat, never ever, I can’t even think about it. I am going to be an ambassador." 

    “I want to be a diplomat in a foreign nation save for Gabon. My plan will always be to be an ambassador,” he reiterated. 

    His countries of choice included Switzerland and the US.

    “I need to be appointed before Uhuru exits the office,” he added. 

    His former colleague, Larry Asego, quit Classic 105 in 2017 after he was appointed the Press and Communications officer at the French Embassy in Kenya. 

    Asego - a fluent French speaker - taught the language at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi for 12 years. This was between January 2005 to December 2016. He was also a part-time lecturer at Riara University for one year. 

    Other media personalities who have announced or hinted at joining politics in 2022 include Felix Odiwour (Jalang’o), Betty Kyalo and Jacque Maribe.

    Undated photos of Kiss FM presenter Felix Odiwour (Jalang'o) and media celebrity Betty Kyalo