Inspekta Mwala: From 150 Bob Per Month To Over 500K Monthly Salary

Inspector Mwala exemplifies the saying, “Never underestimate a humble beginning.” The renowned Kenyan actor and media personality has transcended his early days of earning a modest Ksh. 150 per month to achieve widespread recognition and financial success in the entertainment industry.

Born as Davis Mwabili in Taita Taveta County, Inspector Mwala is now 51 years old as of 2022. His journey in the acting realm commenced in 1993 when he made his debut in popular shows like Vitimbi and Vioja Mahakamani, which were broadcasted on Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Despite the meager monthly pay of Ksh. 150, his unwavering dedication to his craft propelled him forward. By the year 2000, he earned the opportunity to showcase his own program, “Inspector Mwala,” on Citizen TV.

In the show, Inspector Mwala assumes the role of a stern police inspector stationed at Kona Mbaya police station, sharing the screen with fellow actors like Morio the gardener and Sarah Otieno (Lavender). Noteworthy is his adeptness at incorporating a Kikamba accent into his acting, leading many to believe he hails from Ukambani. Beyond his television endeavors, Mwala is also recognized as a radio personality and has secured roles as a brand ambassador for esteemed companies such as Naivas and Sona MoJa.