• He started his career in the acting industry after high school
NTV's 'The Wicked Edition' host Dr King'ori says he was kicked out of his home by his father after he refused to work at a construction site, where he was earning Sh17,000.
In an interview on Churchill Show, King'ori narrated how he was brought up in a humble background and that he endured nights of hunger as his mother would sometimes come home empty-handed.
He started his career in the acting industry after high school.
"After secondary school, I innocently asked my mother about college and she responded, 'where is the money?" he said.
"My mother was earning Sh5,000 then, and I remember she was over the moon because it had been increased to Sh5,600."
His parents hooked him up with a road construction job that was expected to earn him as much as Sh17,000 per month, but he showed up to work for a week and quit.
"They wanted me to dig trenches on roads where I would make between Sh12,000 and Sh17,000. With that kind of money at the time, I would have been a 'tycoon'," he said.
"I had started acting in set books. I could not fit in. I quit that job and I was told 'You can't stay here, go fix your life out there.'"
He credits Larry Madowo for supporting his dream.
"When I was asked to do a pilot, Larry told me to do the concept as a segment on 'The Trend' first and see how people take it," he said.
"People accepted and loved it, and here we are."