Most people would expect children born of politicians to maintain a low profile, owing to the nature of their parents.
Most of them opt to do businesses or remain in careers that do not expose them to the public limelight.
The case is different for Citizen TV’s Mukami Wambora, daughter to Embu Governor Martin Wambora. Imagine being a journalist and reading news to the public announcing that your father has survived another court battle.
This is what Mukami could have been facing in her career in case she was a political journo, or the main news anchor.
She however chose a career path taken by few ladies in the media industry, being a sports journalist.
Having studied her law degree in the University of Liverpool, Mukami had a chance to make it big in law. She could have been a household name in the legal chambers, owing to her father’s connections. In fact, some of her friends advised her to use her father’s big name, but she chose to grow her own career.
But her passion was somewhere else, in the media industry, the sports segment in particular.
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While working in the legal department in a local bank, she found a slot at Capital FM as a sports presenter. This is where she discovered her talent in journalism, and decided to move in full-me.
She would later leave to join Bamba Sports, a free-to-air sports channel, where she stayed for a year, thereafter joining Citizen TV.
Ms Mukami’s father, Martin Wambora has severally been described as a man with nine lives, for surviving several battles of politicians trying to oust him from his gubernatorial seat.
Of her father she says, “I’m proud of my dad and what he has accomplished.”
Locally, Ms Mukami supports AFC Leopards while in the English Premier League she vouches for Arsenal.
Among her biggest dreams outside the newsroom, Mukami says that she would love to the sports CS and change the landscape of sports in the country.
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