Ever wondered how much your favourite radio show hosts pockets at the end of the month, and live lavish? Well, wonder no more, Kahawa Tungu has the exact figures.
Classic 105’s Maina Kageni gets most Kenyans to work with the well selected tunes and the well deserved laughs especially on a Monday morning but how much does the living large show host make?
Rumour had it that Kageni made more than a member of parliament, pocketing a whooping Sh1.2 million but according to documents seen by Kahawa Tungu, the morning show host takes home Sh655,070 at the end of every month.
Then right next to Kageni is the Reverend himself, Shaffie Weru who at one time is quoted by the Pulse saying that, ‘I get a lot of money. Its Jackpot money.‘ But that is not entirely true.
Mr Weru who will be making a TV debut alongside Grace Msalame and the hype man himself, DNG, takes home at least Sh365,000 per month.
What about the radio queen, you may ask? Well, Caroline Mutoko’s cheque is definitely fat as she gets to walk away with Sh960,000 every single month.
Kahawa Tungu can also disclose that the Radio Africa Managing Director Martin Khafafa despite parading his “girlfriends” in a risky bathroom picture, makes a little over one million shillings.
Khafafa can according to his paycheck afford more than the two girlfriends. He makes Sh1.058 million every month.
Next is your favourite comedian, Daniel Ndambuki alias Churchill, chief executive of Laugh Industry. Word around town had it that he takes home slightly over a million every month.
But the Kahawa Tungu investigative desk can reveal that Mr Ndambuki does not make as much as his co-host, Maina Kageni. He takes homes Sh380,248 at the end of the month.
The Kiss Drive host Lynda Nyangweso aka that chick Lynda pockets Sh127,747 while her co-host Jeff Mote gets Sh104,548 every month.
The newest addition to the Kiss 100 family, Cate Sidede takes home Sh76,221 while the news anchor Beryl Oywer makes Sh39,985.
Kahawa Tungu has also learnt that the Score host and sports presenter Carol Radull’s package is over Sh370,000.
But what caught Kahawa Tungu’s attention is that while some make six figures, others languish in poverty taking home a meager Sh8,000.
Radio Africa Group owners; William Pike, Ghanian Patrick Quarcoo and the Kittony Family in 2014 sold 49% of their stake to South Africa’s leading media group, Times Media Group (TMG).
It operates top radio stations in Kenya, including Kiss FM, Radio Jambo, East FM, X-FM, and Classic 105. It also owns Kiss TV and The Star newspaper.
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