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From sales promotion girl to media strategist

By Charles Gachango | March 26th 2021
Agnes Ng'ethe (PHOTO: Courtesy)


Education: Technical University of Kenya.

Experience: Award-winning public relations and communications strategist with more than eight years’
experience in media and entertainment.

Awards/recognition: I won the Zuri Awards 2019 in the media category.

First job/salary: My first job ever was at Ensvalley Bakery, which was at Nakumatt Village Market. I was a sales
promotion girl earning Sh5,000 per month.

First/current neighborhood: I grew up in Kagongo Village in Kiambu County and I still live in Kiambu.

Worst/best job: My best job was as a TV host. I had a reggae show on Kameme TV and a Mugithi show on Mt Kenya TV.
My worst job was at a certain record label in Kenya. The work environment was so toxic it took a toll on my mental and physical health.

Worst mistake ever: I choose to see it as a lesson; I should have sought financial literacy in my early 20s to start saving and investing early enough, but now I know better.

One thing you cannot give away: My energy, I love it so much.

One unforgettable person: My father (may his soul rest in peace).  I am a copy and paste of him. He was a happy soul and his laughter was everything. He was also a very hardworking man.

Best advice ever: If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not
sure you can do it, say yes, then learn how to do it later - Richard Branson.


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