I lost Sh30 million deal – Jimmy Gathu shares unknown details about his lowest moments in life

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I lost Sh30 million deal – Jimmy Gathu shares unknown details about his lowest moments in life

Media personality Jimmy Gathu, a man famed for the phrase ‘Wacha mpango wa kando’ has for the first time revealed unknown details about his lowest moments in life.

In an interview with Standard’s Hustle, Gathu who was responding to the question on the toughest part of his comeback journey said that two incidences made him doubt and question everything.

He disclosed that the toughest point was when he signed a Sh30 million deal with a betting company and a few days later the Government changed betting laws, forcing the company back out of the deal.

He also narrated another incident when a friend believed in his ideas and was ready to invest in his TV station, but passed on before that could happen.

Disappointments just before victory. The most painful one was coming within a few days of signing a contract of Sh30 million with a betting company and then the betting laws in the country were changed and the company had to pull out. Another was having a friend and prominent businessman believe in my vision, he wanted to invest and then he died unexpectedly. When things like that happen, you question everything, doubt everything,” he said.

According to Gathu who currently host Ms. President on KTN, he needs about Sh20 million to have his own TV station up and running.

Losing job

In the interview, he also disclosed that he had never seen himself jobless and it was something he had not planned for. He went on to say that getting fired from his job came as a shock to him but he had to use the chance to follow his dream which is to own a TV station.

I hadn’t planned for it, I had never considered a space where I wouldn’t be getting a full-time salary, though I had always wanted to run my TV station,” said Jimmy Gathu.

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