Janet Mbugua Biography
Janet Mbugua was born on 10th January 1984 in Mombasa county, she has a twin brother Timothy Mbugua. She is a Kenyan media personality, anchor and actress. She is currently a Prime Time News Anchor and Reporter on Citizen Television, as well as Founder and Trustee for Inua Dada Foundation, both based in Nairobi, Kenya. As an actress she played the lead in television series Rush
Janet Mbugua Education Background
She did her MBA in Global Business Management at the Swiss Management Academy in Nairobi, Kenya
She attended the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia for her degree in Mass communication.
Undergraduate student at USIU
High school student at Brooke House High School then after completing she joined .
Janet Mbugua Job History
starting out in Radio at the age of 19 at Kenya’s Capital FM Station gave me an edge over most people my age as well as allowed me to gradually gain confidence and credibility in my chosen field of Media.
Over the years she covered notable events like the 2013 Memorial Service for Former South African President Nelson Mandela, the 2007 and 2013 National Elections in Kenya, the 2012 Presidential Elections in the U.S.A. and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
In 2009 she was headhunted for the position of News Anchor, Reporter and Producer as well as part-time Host of the Pan-African Current Affairs show, Africa 360 by eTV in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Janet Mbugua has also interviewed high profile individuals across Africa and further afield, including the U.S.A.and Brazil. In 2012 she was honored to Co-Host a live televised award show honoring African Leaders and later in 2013 she hosted a series of interviews for the African Union (AU) and Organization of African Unity (OAU) 50th Anniversary commemoration event organized by MultiChoice South Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Beyond Broadcasting, I am the Founder and Director of Media Avenue Limited, where I provide services which include Public Speaking, Moderating & Emceeing. In addition I work to empower and mentor young people particularly girls in Kenya through Inua Dada Foundation which I founded in 2013.
Endorsed by the First Lady Of Kenya Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, Inua Dada Foundation envisions a Global Community that empowers and protects the rights of every Girl Child.
In 2014, Janet Mbugua decided to try my hand at acting when she was approached to audition for a lead role in the Kenyan Drama Series, RUSH. To her delight she landed the role of Pendo Adama, the Owner of a magazine. RUSH has since been nominated for two Africa Magic awards and is now showing in a few West African countries!
Janet Mbugua Husband – Edward Ndichu
Janet Mbugua lives in Nairobi, Kenya with her Husband Edward Ndichu who has been a very supportive and loving Companion.
Janet Mbugua Age
Janet Mbugua was born on January 10, 1984
Janet Mbugua Salary
Citizen TV anchor Janet, was poached by SK Macharia from a South African TV station, Channel ETV, a costly acquisition that saw Citizen TV’s management spend alot of money.
Apparently, Citizen TV paid ETV a whooping Ksh 4.5 million to terminate Janet Mbugua contract and before she set foot in Kenya, she signed a new contract with Citizen TV for a monthly salary of Ksh 800,000.
A source at Citizen TV intimates that over the last three years, Janet Mbugua salary has been raised to Ksh 1.1 million (including allowances), making her one of the highest paid TV anchors in Kenya.
Janet Mbugua Wealth
Janet Mbugua is the founder and director of Media Avenue Limited, where persons are provided with services such as public speaking, moderating and Emceeing.
Janet Mbugua has also reinforced in the empowerment of young females, she is an Ambassador of Inua Dada initiative,an organisation aimed at raising funds for sanitary towels and underwear for vulnerable girls in Marigat, Baringo County, that is endorsed by the Kenya’s first lady, Margaret Kenyatta.
Janet Mbugua Wedding
Gorgeous Citizen TV news anchor Janet Mbugua and her long time fiancé Eddie Ndichu tied the knot at an elegant, glamour-filled ceremony on Saturday 30 at Chaka ranch.
The wedding was an invites only affair and Janet Mbugua looked elegant in her classy white gown and Eddie in his grey tuxedo.Janet Mbugua has a twin brother who was also in attendance.
The cute couple held a beautiful traditional wedding in November last year, which was attended by media personalities and close friends.
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My husband was present during my C-section, Janet Mbugua reveals
Celebrated news anchor Janet Mbugua has revealed that her husband was present in the theatre during her Cesarean section.
In May, Eddy Ndichu and Janet tied the knot in a grand wedding which would easily pass as one 2015’s most glamorous nuptials.
In October 26, the couple welcomed their first born, Ethan Huru Ndichu.
In the run-up to the delivery, Janet revealed that she would be blogging about her motherhood journey.
“On the Sunday 25th of October, my husband and I checked into Aga Khan Hospital at around 6 p.m. My Gynaecologist had scheduled my Cesarean Section (C-section) for the following day at 6 a.m. As my baby was breach a week to my due date, we made the decision to deliver our baby via C-section.
That night, my husband and I were, as expected, excited and anxious. Would the surgery go on without any complications? Would the baby be delivered safely? Would my wound heal well? At around 7.00 p.m a nurse came in to check my baby’s vitals as well as mine, and prep us for what to expect the next day.
I also ordered enough dinner to get me through to the next day because from midnight, I had to fast and would only be able to eat post surgery. Trust me, I chowed like it was my last meal on earth! We got an early night in as we awaited the biggest day of our lives!
5 a.m, October 26th, I was up and bursting at the seams with a plethora of emotions! I showered as my husband had a cup of coffee. As expected, I was starving, but the ‘not-eating-until-post-surgery’ rule had to stand.
We said a little prayer, and at 6 a.m, the nurses came to wheel me to theatre. The doors opened up, I was met by my Gynaecologist, placed on the operating table and introduced to the rest of my ‘surgical team’, who, I observed and even teased them about, were all male! My husband had gone to wear scrubs so that he could join me during surgery. C-sections are carried out in various ways depending on the extent of the complications that the expectant woman has.
Mine was pretty straightforward. I was numbed from the waist down using regional anaesthesia (an epidural) and was awake throughout my procedure, chatting away with my husband and the nurses and doctors. I really enjoyed my experience! At exactly 6.44 a.m, my Gynaecologist lifted my son up after safely delivering him and pronounced, ‘here is your son!’ to my husband and I.
Naturally, I burst out crying with joy, but had to wait for him to be quickly whisked away to the paediatrician on the other side of the theatre, where my husband watched as baby Ethan’s vitals were checked before he brought him over to me. Yes, baby Ethan Huru Ndichu was finally here!
It was moment that made time stand still; here was this beautiful being that had been growing inside me, preparing to come into the world. I kissed him, crying, but wasn’t able to hold him because I still had to be stitched up.
It would be hours, post-surgery recovery, before I could hold Ethan in my arms for the first time and begin to learn how to breastfeed, which is a complex exercise on its own (but that’s for another post!). It didn’t sink in that I was now a mother… to be honest, it only sunk in a few weeks after his birth!
There I was, cradling this precious little being, innocent, whole, God-given, who I have to nurture, teach right from wrong and pray that he’ll be safe and sound and grow into an inspiring gentleman. Yeah, all that came into my mind at that very moment…his entire lifetime!
The rest of the week went by in a blur…learning my baby’s patterns, learning to bathe him, to change his diapers, to clothe him.
You see, until Ethan, I had never held a baby for more than two minutes. Yes, I loved babies, but I didn’t know what to do with them! How do I hold them, lift them, and play with them? It made me excited to know that I would be exploring this new territory with my own child…I still am! By the time I left hospital a few days later, my wound having healed enough for me to go home, my husband and I felt like I was ready to take on Parenthood 101 with Ethan. I mean, we’d spent a week being prepped, right? Wrong!
The first week home from hospital was intense. Waking up every other hour throughout the night, not knowing whether Ethan was crying because he was hungry or for some other reason…to be honest, I suffered a little baby blues during that week.
On top of that, I was feeling all ‘superwoman’, like I didn’t need a helping hand, day or night. I have since learnt that allowing someone to help me, even watching the baby for three or four hours during the day while I catch a nap, doesn’t render me any less capable of being present for my baby.
Now, four and a half weeks later, I’m more besotted with Ethan by the minute, I’m finally getting into a rhythm regarding breastfeeding, tending to my baby’s colic and getting some decent rest in between to allow me to better breastfeed or express milk.
My diet is pretty much as it was while I was expecting; chicken, vegetables, soup…a LOT of soup…too much, actually! Healthy and light to allow me to produce enough milk, and trust me Ethan needs it…his appetite is voracious! Still, I know I have a long way to go, trying to learn my baby as he, in return, learns me.
My mother has been great at advising me along the way as have a few other women. I pray each day that I’ll be the best mother I can possibly be for my li