Ambitious TV Anchor Enters Helicopter Business

KTN news anchor Ken Mijungu is stretching his business ambitions further

Meek and soft-spoken, Ken Mijungu doesn’t cut the perfect picture of a media celebrity. He appears content with the low-profile personality, doing his job on the screen and running his executive car renting business.

Execar-tive CarHire, which leases cars for events and executive transfers, is renowned for its top-of-the-range and exclusive cars. Some of their services include: airport to hotel executive transfers, city tours, long and short time motor vehicle leasing services, wedding cars, close protection, conference transfers, VIP and VVIP services.

The KTN news anchor is stretching his business ambitions further by venturing in the helicopter charter business, an exclusive-club business dominated by some of Kenya’s richest men.

The journalist, a former news anchor at NTV, made the announcement through social media. He said a helicopter charter – renting out an entire aircraft – will cost $1,700 for an hour. It appears Mijungu has entered the business as a middleman for various chopper owners in the country.

“The choppers operate all over the country, they are based at Wilson, 5 at our disposal plus a private jet. We target anyone who loves luxury,” Ken Mijungu said, speaking to Kenyans.co.ke.

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Ken Mijungu’s entry into the business is timely with BBI campaigns heating up and the 2022 general elections drawing nearer – events that will spike the demand for mobility by politicians.

Politicians own more than half of the over 50 helicopters registered with the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. Most of them were bought ahead of the 2013 and 2017 General Elections.

Deputy President Ruto owns four helicopters, with the latest – Airbus Helicopter H145 – having been acquired in 2018 reportedly for Ksh1 billion. President Uhuru Kenyatta has five, ODM leader Raila Odinga has a Eurocopter, while WIPER leader Kalonzo Musyoka has one.

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 It’s not clear whose helicopters Mijungu will be working with given that a good number of private Kenyan citizen also own choppers, including Jimmy Wanjigi. Mijungu said his company is targeting wealthy businessmen and politicians, adding that there has been increased demand ahead of the 2022 elections.

His entry into the business is timely with BBI campaigns heating up and the 2022 general elections drawing nearer – events that will spike the demand for mobility by politicians. If you want to rent the helicopter to attend an event for four hours, you would have to part with Ksh744,260.

Landing in style

The media personality revealed that he is also leasing out high-end 4x4s, yacht and private jets. “Want to surprise someone, want to land in style literally?” he teased his followers

“We have top-of-the-range cars and have the ability to get you any that you want. Our prices are very competitive,” reads part of the company’s profile. 

Execar-tive CarHire imports vehicles from Japan, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Dubai and the United Kingdom. The company provides top-of-the-range cars, luxurious small vehicles and spare parts. 

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