Top 10 Richest Journalists in Kenya and Their Admirable Wealth

Top 10 Richest Journalists in Kenya and Their Admirable Wealth

 

Richest journalists in Kenya;

Journalists are regarded as the foundational bearers of the media, which is a very strong and important weapon of society. One of the most difficult careers to pursue is journalism, which calls for a person to be perceptive, possess outstanding research abilities, and not be afraid to pose inquiries.

Citizen TV news anchor Lilian Muli
Citizen TV news anchor Lilian Muli (photo/courtesy)

Kenya is home to many journalists who are renowned for their candor and insatiable curiosity. Due to their incredible abilities, they have also made a fortune.

In this article, Times Digital is going to provide the richest journalists in Kenya. 

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Who is the most famous journalist in Kenya? 

This list is obviously longer because there are many journalists that are famous among Kenyans. They include Larry Madowo, Victoria Rubadiri, Jeff Koinange, Lulu Hassan, Rashid Abdalla, Swaleh Mdoe, Mark Maasai, among others. 

How much are news anchors paid in Kenya? 

The majority of journalists in Kenya are paid a monthly salary of KSh.19,130 to Ksh. 113,325 on average. Starting salaries for journalists range from KSh. 19,130 to Ksh.74,668 per month. After five years of employment, their monthly salary will range from Ksh.28,772 to Ksh.123,106. However other journalists are paid according to the media stations they are working with. 

List of the top 10 richest journalists in Kenya 

Jeff Koinange 

Jeff Koinange is very popular in Kenya and is well known for his television program Jeff Koinange Live at Citizen TV.

Jeff Koinange, one of the richest journalists in Kenya
Jeff Koinange, one of the richest journalists in Kenya

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How much does Jeff Koinange earn per month? 

He earns an estimated KSh 2 million per month due to his experience and positions as TV host and radio broadcaster at Hot 96. The TV host has two opulent homes with four bedrooms in Kitisuru, one of the priciest neighborhoods in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. Jeff Koinange net worth is approximately $5 million and thus making him one of the richest journalists in Kenya. 

Maina Kageni 

Kageni must be included in the list of the richest journalists in Kenya . His popular breakfast radio program on Classic 105 FM where he has served for over a decade.

Maina Kageni, is obviously one of the richest journalists in Kenya
Maina Kageni, is obviously one of the richest journalists in Kenya

Reports claim that Maina Kageni receives a monthly salary of up to seven figures. Additionally, he is interested in the real estate sector. Maina Kageni net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million. 

Linus Kaikai 

He is the director of strategy and innovation at Royal Media services-owned Citizen TV. He also serves as the Kenya Editors Guild’s chairperson.

He graduated from Masinde Muliro University with a master’s degree in international journalism. 

Linus Kaikai net worth is an estimated $0.5 million. This includes his possessions, funds, and earnings. His work as a media personality is his main source of income. Linus has been able to amass wealth through his multiple sources of income, yet he likes to live modestly.

Rashid Abdalla 

Rashid Abdalla is one of the richest journalists in Kenya and this is proved by his huge salary that is at least Ksh550,000, plus other allowances and perks.

Rashid Abdalla, one of the richest journalists in Kenya
Rashid Abdalla, one of the richest journalists in Kenya

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He has amassed part of his other wealth from TV shows alongside wife Lulu Hassan. The two TV anchors are behind famous Citizen TV soap operas Maria, Zora and Sultana which have been very profitable. 

Lulu Hassan 

Lulu Hassan salary is estimated to be around KES 400 000 hence ranking among the richest journalists in Kenya.

Lulu Hassan who is also among the richest journalists in Kenya
Lulu Hassan who is also among the richest journalists in Kenya

Additionally she reportedly receives allowances of more than KES 100,000 each month.

She also earns extra money via endorsements of products, ads, and a few multimillion dollar investment contracts.

Lulu works double duty for her company, Jiffy Production, as both a director and a production manager.

The other five richest journalists in Kenya include;

Jamila Mohammed 

Mwanahamisi Amadi

Stephen Letoo

Charles Ndambuki aka Churchill

Trevor Ombija

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