Maina Kageni shares how lying got his salary doubled at Classic 105FM

Maina Kageni

Award-winning radio presenter and media personality Maina Kageni has opened up on how he lied his way into earning a much higher salarylied about his actual salary when he was poached from the Nation Media Group to Radio Africa’s Kiss 100.

Maina made the revelations in an interview with Jalang’o, Maina, confessing that he told his (now) boss Patrick Quarcoo that he was earning Sh160, 000 but in real sense he was being paid Sh60, 000 per month.

Despite that, Radio Africa agreed to double his salary to Sh320, 000 in order to win him from Nation FM.

“I get a call from Patrick Quarcoo, and we agree to meet at the Trattoria…So we sit down and he says you need to come. That time the phrase was make the ‘Big Switch to Kiss 100’.

So we talked about my salary; Nation were paying me Sh60K, so I told him I was earning Sh180, 000 and he doubled it. So he gave me Sh360K, and said join Kiss 100… I finish my tea and say I will get back to you. Went back to Nation and told my boss about the deal and he said Go. I left with his blessings and he said you can always come back but you need to go there,” explained Maina Kageni.

Shortly afterwards, Maina moved over to Classic 105 as the breakfast show host and things have never been the same for him.

He also added that he never wanted to be on radio

During the interview, Maina also disclosed that he never wanted to be on radio.

“I never ever wanted to be in Radio, it was the biggest fluke eve. I came back for the UK BETWEEN 1996/97 and I had gone into showbiz. So I brought Shaggy’s DJ’s with a couple of friends. So there only two stations Capital FM and Metro Fm. Mimi ndio hustle uko nje never imagined even what radio was, so we go to pay for the adverts and they say do you have 40K, I ask for what? They for the Voice over coz somebody has to do it.

Then I say o don’t have the money so let me do it. I was told it’s your Ad kama ni mbaya its upon you, so did it and Phil Mathews ask me, have you have thought of being Radio?

I said No. And he says Would like to be on radio?” Said Maina Kageni.

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