|Born||10 January 1984|
Janet Mbugua – Ndichu (born 11 January 1984) is a Kenyan media personality, anchor and actress. As a news anchor she is known to have served in KTN in her earlier year of her career. She worked for Citizen TV for several years, before announcing her retirement from the media industry. She was a leading anchor at Citizen prime time news, alongside Hussein Mohammed. She takes a new role at Kenya Red Cross Humanitarian Society. Janet is interested in film and arts. As an actress she played the lead in television series Rush.
Early life and education
In 2004, at the age of 19, Mbugua started off her career at 98.4 Capital FM. In 2009, she was hired as a news anchor, reporter and producer of Pan-African current affairs show, Africa 360, by e.tv in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was until recently a news anchor at Citizen TV hosting Monday Special and The Big Question.
In July 2017, she began consulting for The Hive, a US Based Organization seeking to amplify Gender Equality messaging in Kenya and other African countries. In 2019, she curated and hosted a TV Show dubbed Here And Now on NTV, which focused on socio-economic and political issues affecting young people.https://inuadadafoundation.org/team/our-founder/
She is the founder and director of Media Avenue Limited, where persons are provided with services such as public speaking, moderating and Emceeing. She has also reinforced in the empowerment of young females with the Inua Dada campaign that is endorsed by the Kenya's first lady, Margaret Kenyatta. On 8 October 2021 she launched The Inua Dada Centre at Korogochoslum in Nairobi.The centre is a space that provides access to information and awareness on reproductive health and rights.
Janet Mbugua is married to Edward Ndichu. Together they have two sons, Ethan Huru Ndichu born in October 2015 and Mali Ndichu. In 2019, Janet released her first book, ‘My First Time’, a collection of short stories from women, girls and men on their first interaction with menstruation.
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