Janet Mbugua

Former TV presenter Janet Mbugua says her experience in South Africa was horrifying. In an interview with Betty Kyallo on K24, Janet admitted she left South Africa after things didn’t work out.

“There was an opening for a job in South Africa. I applied and got the job and moved to Johannesburg in 2009 and worked there for two years.”

She came back to the country in 2011 where landed a job as a prime time news anchor with Hussein Mohamed on Citizen TV.

“I had just come from South Africa where I had faced xenophobia, sexism, racism ageism. It was pretty tough. There were parts of it that were good, but parts of it you’d realize this is not my home. Or you try to get to a certain level but because of your race or gender its very clear that you will no go anywhere.”

Janet Mbugua


Before going to S.A at the age of 25 years, she had worked with a Mombasa based radio station and later as a reporter and news anchor for KTN.

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