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Irungu Kang’ata: I was a DJ and a Car Wash Attendant, The Senator Reveals His Background History

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  • In the episode that  premiered on Sunday, August 16, Kang’ata had been invited to the show as the first guest to discuss his life journey spanning four decades.

They say everyone has a history and Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata has revealed his side that is many people barely know about. The soft spoken senator while appearing on The Hot Seat Which is hosted by former citizen TV Jacque Maribe, revealed his side that many people are not familiar with.
In the episode that  premiered on Sunday, August 16, Kang’ata had been invited to the show as the first guest to discuss his life journey spanning four decades.
The politician, in a candid revelation, disclosed that he was a bully in secondary school and would from time to time make Form One students sing a cheeky Kikuyu song.

Senator Irungu Kang'ata on hot seat
File Footage Photo of Senator Irungu Kang’ata | Photo Courtesy

The senator revealed that he highly regrets some of the things he used to do to his peers while at high school. His bully nature saw several students suffer in his hands.
“I went to Thika High School and that is where I met several friends of mine. At times, I regret some of the things that I did in High school particularly bullying. It was part of the Thika High School culture.
The soft spoken senator would later reveal that while at high school he was suspended for anonymously writing protest letters to the principal.
After secondary school, Kang’ata would try his hand out in self-employment as a deejay as well as becoming a car wash attendant.
He revealed that he started washing cars after he was expelled from the University of Nairobi and only resumed his studies after President Mwai Kibaki ordered expelled students to resume studies.
Going by a stage name DJ Nyutu, Kang’ata would gain popularity and would get musicians from Nairobi including international artists to Murang’a for performances.
By this time he had become a music promoter and his popularity led to calls from the area residents that he vies for a councillor’s seat (currently Members of the County Assembly (MCA)) which he won in 2002 at the age of 22.
The senator would later approach his area MP at the time and asked him to help him resume studies at the university because he was interested in pursuing a career in government.
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Kang’ata together with other were later readmitted at the University byt the then Mwai Kibaki government. Its after the study that Kang’ata decided to take a break from politics.
The now Murang’a senator would try his hand in politics again by vaing for an MP seat. He won won  won and served his people as a member of parliament before he became a senator.

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