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Fred Arocho: From Poverty in Eastleigh to Top sports commentator

The story of Fred Arocho, a popular TV and radio sports commentator in Kenya, is a true inspiration for many. Arocho’s journey from humble beginnings to success in the media industry serves as a source of encouragement for upcoming soccer stars in the country.

Born in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate, Arocho started playing soccer at the age of 7 for Tayo Sportiff. He continued to play throughout his high school years and even professionally for teams such as ICDC FC and NSSF FC. After graduating from high school, he played for Sony sugar and KCB, helping the latter team gain promotion into Kenya’s top league in 1997. He also represented the national youth teams during the East and Central youth championships and the under 23 Olympics youth qualifiers.

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After years in the local football arena, Arocho hung up his boots and enrolled at the Kenya Polytechnic where he graduated with a diploma in Business Administration. However, his love for the game led him to attend various matches, where he caught the attention of Carol Radull, a former program controller for Radio Jambo. Radull invited him for an interview and he later joined the team as a sports analyst.

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Arocho currently works as a sports commentator for Radio Jambo and also appears as a sports pundit on various TV stations in Kenya. He is proud of his achievements and attributes his success to the hours he puts into creating quality content. His story serves as a reminder that with hard work and determination, anyone can achieve their goals.