5 highest-paid radio presenters in Kenya 2023, salaries they take home

As of 2020, Kenya had 908 radio FM frequencies, according to the 2021 Economic Survey.

The report showed the number of radio FM frequencies declined by nine from 918 in 2019.

The Communications of Authority of Kenya Audience Measurement and Industry Trends Report for Q2 2019-2020 showed Citizen Radio commands the highest listeners at 12%.

It was followed by Radio Jambo (6.5%), Radio Maisha (5.9%) and Inooro FM (3.3%).

Who are the highest-paid radio presenters in Kenya?

1. Jeff Koinange

In April, celebrated journalist Jeff Koinange marked his fourth anniversary as a radio presenter at Hot 96, one of the stations under Royal Media Services.

The 55-year-old who doubles up as a news anchor at Citizen TV presents the breakfast show alongside Nick Odhiambo.

He also hosts his show dubbed Smokin Country every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.

Jeff takes home an estimated KSh 2 million per month, The Standard reported.

2. Maina Kageni

Maina Kageni, born on June 29, 1974, is a breakfast show presenter at Classic FM run by Radio Africa Group.

Maina earns KSh 2 million monthly, exclusive of bonuses.

He co-hosts alongside comedian Churchill (Mwalimu King’angi).

3. Joseph Oyoo (Gidi Gidi)

Joseph Oyoo popularly referred to as Gidi Gidi is a radio presenter at Radio Jambo.

The former musician who switched his focus to journalism has been cracking ribs alongside Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee where they host the morning breakfast show featuring ‘Patanisho’.

Gidi says Patanisho is a free and fun icebreaker show with light moments which involve making partners reunite.

He reportedly earns KSh 2 million.

4. Churchill (Daniel Ndambuki)

Churchill is regarded as the father of the comedy industry in Kenya. He runs the multimillion Laugh Industry.

The 43-year-old is credited for nurturing the biggest names including Professor Hamo, MCA Tricky, Chemutai, MC Jessy, Eric Omondi and Chipukeezy.

He also co-presents the morning radio show at Classic 105 with Maina Kageni, where he earns slightly over KSh 1 million monthly.

5. Daniel Githinji Mwangi (Mbusi)

Daniel Githinji Mwangi popularly known as Mbusii made the big switch from Ghetto Radio to Radio Jambo in 2013.

He co-presents the Mbusii Na Lion Teke Teke show alongside Liondee from 3pm to 7pm.

In a previous interview, he revealed he earns close to KSh 700,000.

6. Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee

Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee is a Radio Jambo breakfast show co-host.

He has created great chemistry with Gidi with the duo famed for their ‘Patanisho’ mini programme.

Mulee was the immediate Harambee Stars coach.

His salary is around KSh 600,000.

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