Janet Mbugua Biography: Where Did She Go?

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Kenyan born Janet Mbugua worked hard on becoming a television personality in the country and grew her name on a global scale.

Janet Mbugua Age


Janet Mbugua was born on the 10th of January in 1984. She is 37 years old. 

Janet Mbugua Early Life


Born in Mombasa in Kenya, Janet was born to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Mbugua, however, Janet has a twin brother, whose name is Timothy Mbugua.

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Janet Mbugua Education


Janet attended Brookhouse High School during her adolescent years and went to the United States International University of Africa (USIU) after graduating from high school.

She went on to study Mass Communication at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia.

Mbugua went on to the Swiss Management Academy in Nairobi, Kenya, to get her MBA in Global Business Management.



Janet Mbugua Family


Janet Mbugua and Edward Ndichu, who had been high school sweethearts, married and exchanged vows in 2015. Their love tale began when they were both students at the same Mombasa high school.

Edward used to try to woo Janet when they were younger, but she never gave in, as they like to tell the story. Years later, they reconnected and decided to make their relationship official to test the waters.

Janet and Edward married at Chaka Ranch in Nyeri, Kenya, in a beautiful and lavish wedding ceremony oozing with sparkle and splendor.

Those who were invited had nothing but positive things to say about the wedding. Janet donned a stunning white gown on the big day, while Edward, the groom, wore his grey tux.

In the same year, they married conventionally, with a gorgeous traditional wedding in November.

Edward and Janet have a kid named Ethan Huru Ndichu, who was born in October 2015.

Mali Mwaura Mbugua, their second child, was born on September 17th, 2018.



Janet Mbugua Career


Mbugua started her career at 98.4 Capital FM in 2004 when she was just 19 years old.

She was employed by E.tv in Johannesburg, South Africa, five years later as a news anchor, reporter, and producer of Pan-African current affairs shows including Africa 360.

Janet began to establish herself as one to watch in 2014 when she landed a role in the sitcom Rush.

Pendo Adama, the owner, and editor-in-chief of Rush Magazine is played by Mbugua in the starring role.

Janet began consulting for The Hive in July of 2017, a US-based organization that aims to combat gender equality messages in Kenya and other African countries.

In 2019, Janet had the opportunity to curate and present a TV show on NTV called Here And Now. The show focused on themes that affect young people, such as socioeconomic and political concerns.

Janet is the founder and director of Media Avenue Limited, which provides services such as public speaking, moderating, and emceeing, among many other accomplishments.

Using her stature and influence, she was able to persuade Kenya’s first lady, Margaret Kenyatta, to support the cause by sponsoring the Inua Dada campaign, which aimed to strengthen young women’s empowerment.

Janet’s debut novel, My First Time, was later published.The book contains a
collection of short stories written by women and girls about their first experiences with menstruation.

Janet has been noted for hosting a variety of events during her 12 years in the media. Some of the events that the Kenyan news presenter and TV personality has hosted include:

- Moderator, Women in Development Conference London, in 2020.
- Moderator, SDGs Implementation Stakeholder Engagement New York in 2019.
- MC/Moderator, ICPD Global Summit Nairobi, in 2019.
- TED Talk (TEDx) Nairobi, in 2019.



Janet Mbugua Philanthropy


Media Avenue Limited’s founder and the director is Janet Mbugua. The organization’s main concentration is on providing public speaking, moderating, and emceeing services.

She is also the founder of the Inua Dada movement, which promotes female empowerment in the country. Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya’s first lady, endorsed the initiative.

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Janet Mbugua Controversy


Janet’s followers raised their heads in 2019 when they realized she had unfollowed her husband Edward on social media. Some had guessed their breakup, but things took a turn for the worse when they saw she had removed the word “wife” from her Instagram bio, leaving only “mother of two” there.

Edward Ndichu and Janet, a former married couple, came out in public and stated that their marriage was still intact. In a 2019 interview with Betty Kyalo from the Upclose and Personal TV show, Janet said that she and her former husband, Edward, are no longer together.

Mbugua gave viewers advice in an interview, telling them to start a family only when they were ready and certain, implying that her and Edward’s issues arose from their differences.

Janet Mbugua continues on her path to becoming one of the continent’s most extraordinary speakers and writers. She continues to engage closely with young females around the country to develop a generation of self-sufficient young ladies.

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