Journalist Linda Ogutu sets record straight about her ‘mjengo’ job
Media personality Linda Ogutu has spoken out in response to viral reports suggesting that she is working as a construction worker.
Ogutu took to social media to caution netizens against sending her screenshots of the fabricated story and set the record straight.
In her statement, Ogutu candidly shared her background and experience, revealing that she has previously engaged in various hustles to make ends meet.
“People, stop sending me this story. I have hawked things in this town. My first salary was 4,000 Kenyan Shillings, and I lived in Gachie. I know how to hustle. If I were working in a mjengo (construction site), where exactly is the problem?” Ogutu posed.
The media personality emphasized the importance of providing for one’s family and celebrated the humble joys of enjoying fresh food from local food kiosks, known as “kibandasky.”
She also urged her followers not to be swayed by the false reports, saying that the story is entirely fabricated.
The celebrated media personality had been absent from the TV screens since her brief tenure as the head of the secretariat at the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) transition committee.
Reflecting on her time at FKF, Ogutu earlier on expressed gratitude for the opportunity and the valuable lessons she gained during her nearly year-long service.
“It has been a great honour to serve on the FKF caretaker/transition committee for close to a year. We are done. It wasn’t easy, but it was an experience I wouldn’t change for anything. Great lessons,” she said.
She also extended her appreciation to those who offered their support during her time in the role.
Ogutu was appointed to lead the secretariat of the FKF caretaker committee by then Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.
The initial appointment was for a period of six months, during which Ogutu decided to take a sabbatical from her TV job to fully dedicate herself to the FKF.