Former Citizen TV journalist Julie Gichuru has turn down an appointment to a state job that came in the latest reorganization of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.
Julie Gichuru was among those celebrating a new government jobs following the gazettement of new state appointments following her appointment to the board of the Kenya Export Promotion and Brand Agency.
Julie, however, has said no to the appointment because her calendar is full. The Kenya Export Promotion and Brand Agency deals in promoting trade by tackling challenges faced by exporters and producers of export goods.
“Due to heavy prior commitments and my intense travel schedule I cannot accept this appointment. I know there are many Kenyans who could serve this role well. Wish them the best and as always, repping Kenya and Africa in all that I do everywhere that I go,” Julie revealed.
She was to sit on the board of Brand Kenya that is Chaired by former NMG CEO Linus Gitahi.
Kenyans have been left amazed yet again by ex-Citizen TV news anchor Julie Gichuru as she turns a year older.
Gichuru was born in 7 January 1974. She is now 45 years old just in case you are not ready to calculate all those years. Still, she looks healthy, young and as cute as any other lady in her late 20s or mid thirties.
On social media, the mother of four celebrated her birthday with a post leaving many in awe.
Fans took the comment box to wow her looks leaving her all thankful. In the comments, she thanked everyone for the birthday wishes and praises.
“OH! Thank you all so much! I have read all your messages and I am touched and thankful! All these birthday blessings are a lovely present and I cherish each message! Love and blessings to you in all that you do ❤️?????,” she said.
Veteran journalist Julie Gichuru was recently on the Gram to floss an exclusive gift she had received from a friend based at the world’s leading manufacturer of soy sauce Kikkoman.
Kikkoman sells naturally brewed soy all over the world and has over almost a century of experience.
To you it might not be a big deal but Gichuru, the gift moved her.
“I am so honoured to receive this Kikkoman Goyogura gift from Mogi-san of Kikkoman. It is steeped in a rich history of quality, tradition and royalty,”she posted.
“The “Goyogura” or Imperial Soy Sauce Brewery was originally built in 1939 on the banks of the Edo River in Japan, a facility dedicated to brewing soy sauce exclusively for the Ministry of the Imperial Household.,” she went on.
“The Goyogura still brews soy sauce today and also preserves and exhibits traditional soy sauce brewing techniques, as well as the tools and equipment used at the time it was first built in 1939. Fascinating that almost a century later we can now enjoy the soy sauce fit for the imperial household.
At 44 years, veteran journalist Julie Gichuru knows what to tackle in her field and target audience. However, when it comes to some of these trending things young kids are so into, she’s usually forced to ask for some help.
Who is Pusha T
Gichuru has left her fans in stitches after finally catching up on the ongoing beef between rappers Drake and Pusha T. She needed a lot of help to understand why two grown men are calling out each other in songs.
She took to Facebook to share the whole incident, saying she wasn’t even aware Pusha T was a man.
Julie Gichuru has been married to Anthony Gichuru for almost two decades now. Her father, however, never thought it would happen and the reason is one that might make feminists frown with anger and disappointment.
The former news anchor took to Facebook to narrate how her father never thought she’ll get a spouse because of her poor cooking skills.
“My father was reading the newspaper but stopped to contribute to a debate I was having with my mother,” went Gichuru’s post.
“He interjected firmly, “But Julie, you must learn how to cook!” He was perturbed but I could tell it came from a place of love. So here’s the low down. I was a teenager & I had pointedly refused to learn how to cook. As the only daughter in the family it was obvious & apparently a source of social embarrassment. “
Wanted to read and hated cooking
According to Julie who is now a mother of five, she never bothered to learn the art of cooking and this shocked her parents.
“Indeed, in an African – Asian home this was unheard of, girls should know their place & the kitchen was part of that. But I was adamant, I was disinterested in the art of cooking & had better things to do with my time. I wanted to read, I wanted to learn & grow. I was fascinated by the history of great nations. Modern history too captivated me. I just wanted to read and learn.
“My Dadima (my paternal grandmother) was a wonderful cook, my Mum too. But I had pointedly informed them both that I had no interest in the kitchen. I would help where required, pounding garlic & ginger, cutting onions & tomatoes, grating coconuts & squeezing the fresh coconut milk from the pith, washing dishes even, but the minute I finished what I had to do I was out of the kitchen. No, I didn’t want to learn how to cook.
“Dad,” I asked in a typical teenage ‘matter of fact’ manner, “why is it is important for me to learn how to cook.”
“Julie ” he started to respond… a military man, he could be stern & unwavering but with me he tended to be indulgent. He responded softly & patiently, “how will you survive when you are on your own? You won’t always have someone to cook for you.”
I tried not to laugh. Most people in the house knew that I survived on bread & tea & had very little interest in anything other than Elliot’s Bread, KCC butter, tea & books, books, books.
“I’ll be fine Dad. I can survive on bread & tea or noodles.”
Exasperated now, he looked straight at me,
“Well, you will have to cook for your husband! What will you do when you have a family? No man wants a wife who cannot cook.”
A-ha. Now we were getting to the heart of the matter. I wondered, how could we be so close together & yet such world’s apart?
“I smiled, lowered my voice & answered,
“Well Dad, I don’t want to marry a man who wants me for my cooking. If that’s what he expects me to do then he won’t be marrying me.”
“At that moment my fathers intense gaze would have prickled even the toughest soldier. But I held steady looking innocently & directly back at him. It felt like a lifetime went by… Then without another word he picked up his newspaper & continued reading.”
Former Citizen TV news anchor Julie Gichuru knows a lot about the hip hop culture not only as a journalist but as a fan too.
Gichuru was on social media recently to talk about one of the greatest rappers who changed the world with his music and poetry. The journalist was talking about Tupac Shakur, who is widely known for his dynamic personality and efforts to change the world, and most of all, black lives.
“23 years ago Tupac released Me Against the World. Powerful. Profound. Epic. Revolutionary. Revealing. Heartbreaking. Inspirational,” said Julie Gichuru on her post.
Exchanged some 2pac knowledge with fans
Gichuru then replied to a few comments on the post as fans chimed on Tupac and how he was a legend.
brainygangstaBlack American culture is more than just hip hop. If you havent done so already maybe learn about Langston Hughes, Angela Davis, etc. Tupac was inspired by these ppl. His mama was a ‘Black Panther.’
juliegichuru@brainygangsta who thought it was just hip hop? That is a terribly uninformed perspective. Yes, his mother the late Afeni Shakur was a Black Panther and his Aunt Assata Shaker was too. She has been living in Cuba under their protection for decades now and is on the US Most Wanted List. His step father Mutulu Shakur was also a Panther and got Tupac to start thinking about impact legacy and transformation. He was working on uniting warring gangs and signing them up to a code of conduct when he was assasinated…
juliegichuru@brainygangsta I appreciate him, his voice, his art, but I have been studying the slave trade, civil rights activism and much more since I was a child. A mention of one aspect of life should not imply lack of knowledge or appreciation of another. Sadly we seem to always assume this. We should always strive to think deeper ?
Former news anchor Julie Gichuru is among the top women young ladies in Kenya or rather East Africa look up to. She has both brains and beauty which has left many questioning how she manages to stay so relevant in the entertainment industry even after pulling back to concentrate on her personal projects.
Looking at her social media posts one will realize that despite what she posts, she will always have many followers on the comment section asking questions like “how do you manage to look so young?” something that she is yet to reveal.
However, I bet it’s good diet, exercise and the positive energy she surrounds herself with. Just the other day she shared a new photo where she is seen to have switched up her hair do from the normal long black hair we are used to – to a new bob cut white hair that is totally bringing out the best in her.
If you have not a chance to have a look at the photos then you can check them out below:
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