Kameme TV personality Wangeci Wa Kariuki recently disclosed that she resigned from her role at the media organization to focus on her thriving cosmetics business. During an interview with muranganewspaper.co.ke on February 22, the renowned journalist revealed that her venture, Fechi Products, has proven to be highly profitable. Wangeci began selling products as a side hustle during the pandemic, starting with wallets and bags before diversifying to clothes and eventually cosmetics. With relevant documentation from the Kenya Bureau of Standards, she officially launched Fechi Products.
Initially, Wangeci juggled her job, business, and family, but eventually, the strain became too much, and after three years at Kameme TV, she had to resign from her position as the host of the Rikiratha morning show and afternoon bulletin. However, the media house requested that she host a show on Sundays, to which she agreed, given that her business was closed on that day. The new show, titled Riri na Ugima, airs from 6 pm to 7 pm on Sundays.
Fechi Products has expanded significantly, with branches in Thika and Mombasa, and deliveries made across the country and beyond. Wangeci takes pride in the fact that her organic skincare and hair care products cater to customers with diverse skin and hair types. Her ultimate goal is to expand her brand globally while encouraging her clients to seek professional dermatological advice in the event of any underlying skin issues.
The journalist-cum-entrepreneur urged young people to leverage online platforms to sell their products and content, citing her own success in maximizing her platforms to promote her cosmetics. Wangeci’s journalism career commenced at Royal Media Services, where she started as an intern at Radio Citizen, and later worked at K24, Njata TV, and Mt Kenya TV, among other media organizations.