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NTV I sold tea and mandazi at Gikomba - Larry Madowo

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Started from the bottom now I am here!

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Larry Madowo

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From working as house helps to painters to working as  cyber café attendants, Kenyan celebrities have shared their inspiring ‘started from the bottom now we are here’ stories.

And the latest to share his inspirational story is Larry Madowo. The NTV news anchor revealed that when he finished high school he sold mandazi and tea at Gikomba market to make ends meet.

“My first job straight out of high school was selling tea and mandazi at Gikomba.” He disclosed as he returned for a shoot at the busy market.

play Larry back at Gikomba (Festo Lang)

 

And Larry has come a long way from his mandazi-selling days as he has worked for some of the most reputable media houses in the continent like KTN, NTV and CNBC. He has also successfully hosted two popular shows ‘The Trend’ and ‘Side Bar’ on NTV.

play Ametoka mbali (Festo Lang)

 

Here are some reactions from fans following his confession:

Ngira Wa Ngira: A step at a time. Keep moving jatelo. I remember I used to eat like a chicken back in the village, but today I eat chicken anywhere in the world.

Brian Ochieng: Nimeshanunua ngano na thermos flask kubwa,,kikomba here I come kuanzia kesho nauza mandazi na chai...Larry then what was the next step,na usiniambie kuenda colle cz nishagraduate so hio pass.

Kashiru Kamau: And soon you will be moving to CNN may all those doors of blessings keep opening for you Larry, so proud of you

Rita Raymonds:  Once you succeed people assume you have always had it easy. People need to learn that most successful people go through hardships to get to where they are. I once promoted blue band in supermarkets.

Lornah Bonyo:  The Lord we all serve has a plan for us all. Larry is a perfect example of what God can do to someone who doesn't lose hope

Nungari Wa Muchai Ceo:  Yeaaaahh you made it...., a young boy from Siaya!!!! Congratulations father Larry. You inspire many! God bless

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