Celebrated media personality Anne Kiguta on Thursday treated her over 190k followers on Instagram to a dose of inspiration as she went back in time to the beginning of her flourishing career.
While contributing to the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday, the K24 TV political talk show host was reacting to a picture that her former colleague at Citizen TV, Willis Raburu, published on IG.
The TBT photo shows Anne Kiguta appearing to punch gospel TV host DJ Moz when they were radio cohosts at Hope FM.
“This is where Punchline began,” wrote Raburu in reference to Kiguta’s show ‘Punchline’.
In a heartwarming and heartfelt post, Anne Kiguta thanked Willis for reminding her how far she had come.
She recounted the beginning of her media journey at Hope FM when she was just 18 years old and earning peanuts, or rather, half a peanut.
“I was 18. First job at Hope Fm. Really earning peanuts. No what’s less than peanuts? Half a peanut? That’s what I was earning. I’d leave the Daystar Athi River campus, drop off at Airport view estate and literally walk all the way to NPC valley road… actually it was more like run! Why walk, because I had to choose between the luxury of getting on a bus or a cab or saving that fare.
“The bus would get to Nairobi at 5:30 pm & I’d be in studio at 6:30 pm. Always exhausted but just so thankful to be on air and having the time of my life with this guy! I could cater for my little expenses with my few shillings from this gig. Like most of us, I wasn’t born with much more than a loving and decent family. And like my family I had to learn how to work for any little thing I had. And I always have. Sure we were not “poor” in the sense that my parents could afford to take me school and I went to some pretty good schools but bottom line- you had to work,” said Kiguta.
Describing her career trajectory as incredible, the ‘Queen of Politics’ said she would frame the picture as a testament to how good God has been to her.
She said she hopes the picture and her story will remind her followers that all things are possible with God.
“Looking back I’m so thankful for that. Cause if you learn how to build it, no one will ever be able to take it away from you (try as they might). So here I am with @Mozdj and especially today looking back at how far I’ve come. My career has been incredible! There isn’t anyone that I haven’t been able to interview from the President and counting, and more than once. I was going to post a “beautiful“ picture but no, thank you Willis. This is the beautiful one. The one that reminds me how I had no idea that one day God would take me from nowhere and put me on a national stage. And not just put me there, give me authority in my calling. That I could speak and it would matter! This is the picture that reminds me He is still the same God and is still going to take me places and leave me speechless at what He will do. Can’t wait to frame it! Hopefully, this will be the picture that will also remind you with God all things are possible. ❤️ (please tag ever gossip blog in town. Come see how good God has been to me.)👑