Ex Inooro Ken Wakuraya: From Mitumba Seller To TV News Anchor 

Some artists possess remarkable creativity, finding effective ways to inspire fans and capture their hearts entirely. One such artist is “Mundu particular,” also known as Ken Wakuraya by his admirers.

Despite being a sociable individual, Ken Wakuraya, a businessman turned news anchor, is considered one of the most promising figures of the younger generation, wielding significant influence over the youth.

Born and raised in Nyandarua County, Ken experienced the challenges of life from a young age until the moment when his star began to shine.

In an interview with a local news outlet, Ken shared that he is the youngest in a family of five, emphasizing the hardships he endured during his youth. After completing his studies at Ol Kalou High School, the aspiring reporter sought opportunities in business in Nairobi.

Life proved challenging for Ken as he engaged in various occupations, including selling second-hand clothes (mitumbas), working at construction sites, and, at one point, serving as a pharmacy cleaner. However, he maintained faith in a brighter future.

“There were times when I had to sleep outside on the veranda at archives because I couldn’t afford rent. I used to walk from River Road to Kayole, and the bus fare was either 20 or 30 bob, but I couldn’t afford it,” he revealed with teary emotion.

With support from relatives and dear friends, Ken realized his dream of acting and created his own Kikuyu show called “Tafadhali Tigira Hau” (please stop it there) before landing a role at Tahidi High as teacher Kandi, a witty geography teacher with a penchant for country music.

“We acted in our construction clothes, and people thought we were starting a trend, but that wasn’t the case. We used those clothes because we didn’t have a choice. I became a River Road celeb,” reminisced Wa Kuraya.

Two years later, Ken joined Royal Media Inooro TV as a prime reporter. His dynamic partnership with co-host Muthoni wa Mukiri accelerated his popularity, with rumors circulating about them being a couple, though they later clarified the record.

Ken attributes his personality to the hand of God, advising young people to refrain from indecent behaviors and to maintain faith in a better tomorrow.

In addition to his role as an anchor, Ken hosts a country music show called “Thuthira Ngoro” alongside Shiru the Shi Girl on Thursdays at Inooro TV.