Maina Kageni is a very private man, who loves keeping the details of his personal life away from the public glare. And who can blame him, he has the right to share what he feels like with his adoring fans when he feels like it.
One of the personal details that the popular bachelor has revealed about himself is the fact that he is a father of two sons’s-one biological and one who he takes care of.
Just yesterday, Maina shared an image of himself with his biological son and the interwebs went crazy. His caption read, “Happy birthday, Young King…. I love you… May the best of your today be the worst of your tomorrow…..”
Well, here’s what we know about his biological son, Nathan. Maina exclusively told Classic 105 that Nathan is his son and lives a very good life. “Nathan lives a very good life, surrounded by love.”
When asked about his baby mama, he said, ‘That’s my family. You know I don’t belong to you people like the Royal family. You don’t have to know about her (My son’s mother).”
Maina confessed that he has been keeping him a secret because he didn’t feel the need to share publicly but he is the best father ever. The boy is four years old.
His other “son” is called Antony Muchori who Maina helped complete his studies. His is a much longer story than Nathan’s. The Nyahururu High School alumnus, who scored a plain B (66 points) in the 2018 KCSE exam, told Word Is that life hadn’t been easy for him, but thanked Maina for lifting his soul.
After scoring 378 in KCPE, Antony was called to join Mang’u High School. He was unable to join the school because his parents could not afford the school fees. Despite being able to join Kerugoya Boys High School the man still struggled with fees.
Hoe he met Maina?
Things became unbearable in 2016, and he was forced to stay at home the whole year. In 2018 after more struggles with fees, Antony decided to take the bold step to approach Maina to help him.
“I remember it was on a Tuesday morning early May when I left my aunt’s house at 3 am, just to get to Nairobi in time and meet Maina Kageni before he left the studio,” Antony said.
“I visited him uninvited and immediately after his show, I followed him downstairs and narrated to him my story. He asked me details about my county government and promised to talk to them so they could help,” Antony said.
His visits to Maina went on a few more times before the Classic105 presenter personally intervened.
“‘Kijana hujarudi shule?’ Maina asked me. I told him no one contacted me and I just wanted to let him know I was going to sell my phone and would be unreachable,” he said.
“But he told me, ‘Don’t do that’. He asked me to wait for him at the reception as he parked, and after a few minutes, he came and gave me Sh38k cash. He told me to go to the bank and go to school and bring the receipt when school closes.”
Adding: “I was so emotional I cried. Maina calmed me down and told me to go and study hard.”
That same Monday before he went back to school, the governor called him to his office and paid the third-term school fees.
“He gave me a cheque of Sh34k. I informed Maina about it and he was happy,” he said.
From there, Maina kept tabs with him and whenever he came back for midterm or after closing, he would meet him and show him his report cards. “He was always impressed and encouraged me to work hard,” Antony said.
He said he was motivated and Maina is going to pay his college school fees (graphic design course) before he joined a university in September 2019.
“Maina is a fatherly figure, humble and down-to-earth. He doesn’t like publicity and is a kind-hearted man. Many think he’s a snob but once you approach him, you’ll be surprised by his humbleness,” Antony, 21, concluded.