Janet Mbugua Reveals Her Citizen TV Exit Strategy, “I Didn’t Wake Up and Resign”

June 19, 2020

Janet Mbugua has shed more details about why and how she quit her lucrative news anchoring job at Citizen TV.

In an interview with ChatSpot, the celebrated media personality said quitting TV back in April 2017 was one of the best decisions of her life.

“I had done it for 10 years. It was 10 years non-stop of working. Starting in Nairobi, going to South Africa coming back to Nairobi, starting a family, getting into brand endorsements,” she recounted.

“I was burnt out, I had a really young child at the time and there was an election coming up and I had an election burn out and I felt that this was the good time to step back,” she explained.

Janet also noted that she wanted to explore more with her Inua Dada Foundation, an NGO that empowers and advocates for the rights of every girl child.

On her exit strategy from Citizen, Janet disclosed that it was about six months in the making. Before resigning, she saved enough money to sustain her for about a year.

“I took six months before my final show, so I had saved enough money, I had made enough networks to do other works. I just didn’t wake up and resign. You can’t really afford to do that literally.

“So I said let me put aside some money and so when I did, I had a plan for at least one year and then thank God I got some job that I am still doing. It’s one of the best decisions I ever made,” she said.

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