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Mugithii presenter Gathuba Man quits Kameme FM after 10 years

Talented and popular MC B. Gathuba Man bid farewell to Kameme FM fans on Tuesday, March 26, saying it was his last day on the station’s airwaves.

Until his farewell message, Gathuba man, whose real name is Brian Gathuba, was a reggae and mugithi presenter, continuity announcer and producer for 10 years.

“Today was my last day at Kameme, I am truly grateful for the opportunity I have had over the past 10 years. I joined Kameme as a young, naive producer who had no idea what the future held for him,” he wrote on his Facebook account.

He added: “I am proud to say today that I have not undermined any opportunity that has ever come my way, no matter how small it was, I gave it my all.”

He thanked “everyone who has supported me through it all”.

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To his former bosses, Tony Ngige “who gave me my first chance as a trainee producer, David Mwangi who trained me with the seriousness I deserved to mature and learn and Gatonye wa Mbugua who took a chance on me and allowed me to test if I could go on air,” he said.

He said he ran with the opportunities given to him and watched himself grow and gain acceptance.

“I thank you all and I hope I haven’t let you down. To my colleagues: I wish you all the best. As well as being your colleague for all these years, I leave as your number one fan”.

He thanked the fans who had tuned in “from my first day on the air when you did not even know my name to now when the bond has grown to the point where we are now friends”.

Born in Ndemu village in Kimende sub-county, Kiambu County, his parents Susan Nyokabi and Joseph Mukenye are teachers by profession.

He told Nairobi News that he was the firstborn in a family of one brother and one sister.

He said he was born when his mother was a student at Kenyatta University and had to be left in the care of his grandfather.

He attended Kambaa and Bathi primary schools and went to Kijabe Boys High School, where he obtained a C+ in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

“My childhood passion was the entertainment industry. I thought it would be better to study journalism. But my parents were against it. They were in favour of me becoming a teacher. [A] Teaching [career] was not even a thought in my mind,” he said.

After a spirited fight for him to have his way, Mr Gathuba says he enrolled at Nairobi Aviation College as a journalism student and the rest is history.

He did not reveal his future career plans, saying only: “Watch this space, I will come back bigger, stronger and fresher”.