Julie Gichuru named among top 100 influencers in Africa

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Julie Gichuru
Media personality Julie Gichuru. PHOTO: COURTESY

Former screen siren Julie Gichuru has been named among 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by The New African Magazine.

A trained lawyer and former Citizen TV anchor, Gichuru has been causing quite the waves on social media this past political season but away from that, she has also impacted various communities thanks to her many projects.

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Julie and her husband Anthony in the gym. /INSTAGRAM

The mother of five has been in the media industry for a decade and a half now, yes, a good 15 years where she anchored the news, created and hosted countable shows across different media houses. She is a multi award-winning journalist.

Gichuru, 43, bagged a first one when she became the first African woman to receive the Martin Luther King Salute to Greatness for advocacy of non-violence following the highly-contested 2007 election in Kenya. Forbes also recognised her in their top 20 Young Power Women in Africa.

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Also to be found in her achievements list is her 2016 recognition as a member of the UN Foundation Global Journalist Corps, joining the club of other high-achieving journalists across the face of the planet.

She is CEO of Arimus Media Limited (Kenya).

Julie is married to Anthony Gichuru, the son of billionaire businessman and former Kenya Power MD James Gichuru.

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