21 10 2012

Afrinerds

One of Kenya’s best loved anchors opens up about success, criticism, motherhood and her new agenda for Kenya’s youth. By Carol Odero

She must be used to hearing this but I thought she would be taller. Julie Gichuru is diminutive. When she walks in, her high heels disappear into the hem of her jeans, pooling under her feet and grazing the floor. She looks all of 21 and her thick hair, aided by extensions because she cut it off a few years back, falls down her back. She is so chirpy and perky it’s contagious. Do not be fooled. She has been known to bite.

Today, she is group digital manager and television host at Citizen TV and her shows have been known to claim their
pound of flesh.

LEGEND 1

When I ask how old she is, she throws back, “How old do I look?” Were it not for the heavy…

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