Maina Kageni, the celebrated Classic 105 radio presenter, has hinted at calling it quits next year to focus on his personal and business life. Maina Kageni, who redefined breakfast show presentation in Kenya’s radio industry, said his exit from Classic 105 would mark the end of his illustrious radio career.
Maina Kageni plans to launch a series of business ventures, including one in Miami Florida, United States. He made this revelation to his co-host Mwalimu King’angi during a Morning show on Classic 105.
“Come next year I am done. I am retiring from this job. I plan on running a club in Miami,” he said. He also revealed that he owns a condo in the US which he bought a few years ago, and where he will be living.
“I will be living in my condor. I bought it long ago. I thought we talked about this and both of us after retiring?” he told Daniel Ndambuki, alias Kinga’ngi aka Churchill.
The radio presenter has earned his space as one of the finest radio presenters in Kenya’s radio industry. He started his career at Nation FM, from where he was poached by Radio Africa with a starting salary of Ksh380,000 per month.
Kageni has stayed put at Radio Africa, only switching from K**s FM where he hosted the evening drive show with Cess Mutungi, to Classic FM where he teamed up with Daniel Ndambuki to host the breakfast show.
Beyond his radio career, Kageni has reportedly invested heavily in real estate and is said to own multiple properties in the United Kingdom and the United States. He is also one of the richest and highest paid radio presenters in the country.
He will join Kisš FM morning show presenter Felix Odiwour, aka Jalang’o, who has revealed that he will quit the radio station next year. Jalang’o, who has returned to Kišs FM in July last year after stints in various radio stations, said he will leave his radio job in February 2022 to start campaigning for the Lang’ata parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Elections.