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Janet Mbugua: My top Citizen Tv job ‘turned’ my son away from me

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Janet Mbugua Family: The following feature on Janet Mbugua Ndichu was first published by TV channel Switch TV: Janet Mbugua was the news anchor that gave other anchors a run for their money. Her sudden departure from Royal Media Services was unexpected, given, she was one of the most sought after anchors at that time. Janet left at the peak of her career and in a recent interview, she revealed why.

The veteran journalist has worked in South Africa as an anchor at EATV.   Many assumed when she quit it was because she had found greener pastures. That was far from the case. The TV siren quit her lucrative job to attend to Mama duties and bond with her son Huru who was two at that time.

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She was a stranger to her son…

A mother of one then admits she was going through burn out. She gave birth after a decade non-stop of being in the media. She was keen do the basics for her son and due to her busy schedule he spent most of his day with the nanny.

…There was a time when I went in to hug him and he took a step back. He wasn’t familiar with me, because he spent most of his day with the nanny.

Tough decisions…

It was that incident that made her decide to quit so that she could have a relationship with her son. Janet quickly adds that before she resigned, she planned her finances in that the projects she was working on would sustain her for the next two years. She also talked about her new book My first time which will be released in November. In the book she talks about her first time to get her menstruation. Women from all walks of life from prisons to school going girls share their journey. Janet Mbugua Family.

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