Popular Kameme FM Presenter Njogu Wa Njoroge Joins Ruto's UDA

  • File image of Deputy President William Ruto.
    File image of Deputy President William Ruto.
  • Renowned Gikuyu vernacular presenter, Njogu Wa Njoroge, has joined Deputy President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    The media personality, who has declared his interest in the Njoro parliamentary seat, was unveiled on Thursday, January 20.

    Ruto's allies lauded Njoroge for the move and wished him the best in his political career.

    "Kazi ni kazi Njogu Wa Njoroge. You are a great and highly talented son of Rurii. Wishing you the best in your political endeavours. Karibu sana bro," Kiharu Member of Parliament, Ndindi Nyoro, wrote.

    "Njogu Wa Njoroge, welcome to The Hustler Nation. May your dream to join Parliament come true," Dennis Itumbi stated.

    Deputy President William Ruto receives Njogu Wa Njoroge on Thursday, January 20.
    Deputy President William Ruto receives Njogu Wa Njoroge on Thursday, January 20.

    Njogu Wa Njoroge rejoined Kameme FM in January 2021 and unveiled a new show, nearly a month after quitting Kameme TV. 

    He hosts a night show dubbed Thingira, which is centred around politics and involves the audience actively, as they are allowed to voice their opinions which form the basis of discussion. 

    Njogu survived a purge by Mediamax Limited Network in October 2019 when Kameme TV retrenched most of its employees.

    He later tendered his resignation and was hired back for the radio channel, a station he is most familiar with. 

    After joining Kameme FM from KBC in the 2000s, he rose from a sports presenter to a morning show host before joining Royal Media ServicesInooro FM in 2006. 

    He then rejoined Kameme FM a few years later and exited again for Gukena FM, owned by Radio Africa Group, in 2014. 

    Njoroge quit Gukena FM for Kameme FM in 2019 and later joined Kameme TV, which is also owned by Mediamax. 

    So far, at least six media personalities have expressed their desire to vie for political seats in the upcoming General Election.

    While some may not have gone into detail about their aspirations, others have openly stated which seats they hope to clinch. 

    Kenyans.co.ke established that Kiss FM presenter, Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o, has openly expressed interest in vying for the Lang'ata Parliamentary seat. 

    Switch TV presenter Tony Kwalanda announced his plans to vie for the Manda Shivanga MCA seat in Malava, Kakamega County. 

    Milele FM Radio presenter, Alex Mwakideu, also revealed plans to vie for a parliamentary seat in Taita Taveta County.

    Former K24 News anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga is vying for the Matuga Parliamentary seat while former Citizen News anchor, Jackie Maribe, has been linked to the Murang'a Woman Representative position.

    Deputy President William Ruto receives Njogu Wa Njoroge on Thursday, January 20, 2022.
    Deputy President William Ruto receives Njogu Wa Njoroge on Thursday, January 20, 2022.