Kazi ni Kazi: Celebrities who worked in a mortuary before fame - List

Piece by: Peninah Njoki

Kazi ni kazi they say, and that rings true for some Kenyan celebrities who had to work in mortuaries to make ends meet before they became famous.

Below is the list

Eric Njoka

K24 news anchor Eric Njoka  revealed his part time job is being a morgue attendant in family’s mortuary business Mukoe Funeral Home located in Githunguri, Kiambu county.

The business has been operational for more than 15 years now.

Speaking in a past interview Njoka said

“Seeing the shape in which some of the bodies were in gave me nightmares and left me distraught. But I eventually overcame it.

At the end of the day, I had to be at my ‘A’ game and not show the bereaved that I was disgusted or scared of treating their fallen loved ones.

Yes, I have another career, but I also like being a mortician because I am doing something extraordinary. Not everyone can do it,” 

Njoka still works in a morgue as it belongs to his family.

Miracle Baby

Gengetone musician, Miracle Baby, has shocked fans and Kenyans after narrating his struggles before fame and money.

Among the odd jobs he did to survive is being a mortuary attendant.

''Personally, I have done a lot of things in life. I was once a street urchin. I also worked at a mortuary and yes I washed dead bodies,'' he said.

King Kafu

Nicholas Cheruyiot, popularly known as King Kafu, a host morning show host at Ghetto Radio has in the past worked in a morgue.

Although he did not work directly with dead bodies he did so indirectly by making coffins for them.

The morning presenter worked as a carpenter and was making coffins at Nairobi City Mortuary.