“I had a strong father figure in SK Macharia” Maina Kageni speaks about his family

Maina Kageni is one of the legends the media industry has today.

The Classic 105 breakfast show presenter has been in the industry for over 20 years.

He is the last born in a family of three raised by a single mother after his dad passed away when he was at an early age.

Speaking on Churchill Show ‘The Journey Series’ on Sunday, Maina says he was raised without his biological father but SK Macharia was his father figure.

“Growing up without a father didn’t affect me that much because you don’t miss what you’ve never had,” he said.

“But I had a very strong father figure in SK Macharia and if there’s anything I needed I would go to him so he basically is my father, he raised me. His children are like my brothers and I’m thankful to him.”

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Maina Kageni
Maina Kageni

Maina says he didn’t have trouble with his childhood as he was provided for with everything.

“There’s nothing I lacked. One thing my mum insisted was me having my mind. she always encouraged me to express myself and that’s what enabled me to find my place in life.

He attended Westlands Primary before joining Laiser Hill academy.

He says his mother worked with the UN before his dad passed on when she started taking care of his businesses.

“My sweetheart, my number one peremende is proud of me. I love that woman to death. She’s happy for me and I love her kabisa,” he said

Maina says he did not have dreams growing up but becoming so wealthy was what he wished for.

“Growing up I never had a dream. All I wanted was to be very wealthy. Still haven’t achieved it but working hard towards it and I really hope it comes to pass.”

Maina Kageni
Maina Kageni

He says making a difference for people and sometimes bringing a smile on people is quite something he has learnt in life.

“My mum used to tell me, you can never go alone on a journey. A finger alone cannot kill even a fly but a fist can kill a man. You need to go as a team. Teamwork is always I have been using.”

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