John Kiarie Biography
John Kiarie was born in 1978, the fourth born of a family of eight. He is popularly known as KJ from the popular show Redykyulass. He ventured into politics in 2013 as an aspirant Member of Parliament for Dagoretti South but lost in ODM primaries. In the 2017 general election, he is vying for the member of Parliament seat for Dagoretti South on a Jubilee ticket after he won the party primaries garnering 9,793 while Waweru got 9, 052 votes.
John Kiarie Age
John Kiarie was born in 1978, he is 41 years of age as of 2019.
John Kiarie Education Background
Graduate student at Daystar University, Masters of Arts (MA), Development Communication.
1997- 2000: Undergraduate student at Kenyatta University, Bachelor of Education, Fine Art
1992-1995: Secondary school student at Dagoretti High School, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Field Of Study O Level
Primary school student at Kileleshwa Primary School.
John Kiarie Job History
October 2011- November 2016: Creative Director at Transcend Media Group.
July 2009- December 2012: Director of Youth Agenda
Dec 2008- Sept 2012: Director at Athi Water Services Board
April 2008- November 2011: Creative Director at Ogilvy Africa
2008-2011: Creative Director at Scanad
1994-2007: Features Cartoonist at Sunday Nation- Nation Media Group
John Kiarie Comedy
He rose to fame in the late ’90s for mimicking former KANU-era minister Joseph Kamotho and later former First Lady Mama Lucy. He was in conjunction with two other comedians in a group known as Redykyulass. He also ran a comedy cartoon strip for Sunday Nation’s Buzz magazine.
John Kiarie Political Career
KJ was a founding partner of the Vijana Tugutuke youth movement, an initiative aimed at getting young Kenyans to engage actively in decision-making.
During the 2007 General Election, he vied for the Dagoretti constituency parliamentary seat, one of the most hotly contested and disputed political zones. KJ was the ODM Youth chairperson. He lost the seat during the party primaries.
He later decamped to Jubilee Party and is currently contesting for a parliamentary seat for Dagoretti South after he won the party primaries.
John Kiarie Family
He is the fourth born in a family of eight children. His mother died when he was just a few months old she died in mysterious circumstances since she committed suicide. His father remarried and he was taken care of by his stepmother. When he was in form one his elder brother who had introduced him to drawing and acting committed suicide.
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