KCB's 'Lion' moves to a rival TV station to seek greener pastures

It is not yet clear why the Lion’s den show moved from NTV but it is thought KTN may have offered a sweeter irresistible offer.

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KCB Lion’s den is a popular Kenyan entrepreneur show similar to Shark Tank and Dragons Den as it offers aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to pitch their business ideas and products to a panel of Kenyan business moguls and hope to convince ‘the Lions that their business is worth investing in and in return offer them a share of their company.

A total of 72 entrepreneurs entered the Lion’s den last season and pitched their ‘million dollar’ to the lions and as a result $15.33 million (Ksh.153.3M) was pledged in investment by the Lions towards a number of businesses in season one.

Application for season two is already open until 31st May and budding entrepreneurs who are over the age of 18yrs are welcome to apply here.

The Lions will be the same in season 2 and are as follows; Darshan Chandaria, director and Group CEO of Chandaria group, one of the largest privately owned business groups in East and Central Africa.

Wandia Gichuru, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Vivo Activewear, a retailing clothing business started in 2011.

Ghanaian-born Kris Senanu, a venture capitalist and the founder of Blackrock Capital Investments- an investment company that invests primarily in entertainment clubs and African-themed restaurants in East Africa.

Olive Gachara, a renowned fashion consultant and publisher and Homeboyz founder, Myke Rabar who together with his brother have built a multi-million shilling conglomerate that has branched into radio television, events and software development.

KCB Lions’ Den season 2 will now be aired on Kenya’s first privately owned  television (KTN), powered by the largest commercial bank in Kenya (KCB) which is the main sponsor of the ‘must watch’ show.

KCB group, chief operations officer, Sam Makome announced the deal on social media expressing his delight on the growth of the reality show.

Standard Group Chief Operations Officer, Orlando Lyomu who inked the deal on behalf of KTN was delighted as well.

"Good morning from the . We're are here to officially announce as our official partner for KCBLionsDen season 2"  Standard retweeted.

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