Jalang'o explains the source of his wealth

He says if he was in the 'wash wash' business, he wouldn't be working so hard

In Summary

• Jalang'o dismissed links to money launderers, gold scammers and conmen

ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna gives Jalang'o his Life Membership certificate at Chungwa House on July 15
ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna gives Jalang'o his Life Membership certificate at Chungwa House on July 15
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Kiss FM's breakfast presenter Jalang'o says he has never been involved in fraudulent deals or stolen from anyone.

Jalang'o was responding to claims he is involved in the world of money launderers, gold scammers and conmen.

Speaking on air with Kameme Goro, Jalang'o said he has worked hard to earn his wealth.

"You can accuse me of anything but not my integrity or what I do for a living," he said.

"For the past 10 to 15 years, I've never seen what 7 o'clock looks like unless I'm on holiday or it's the weekend when I'm not working because I've always just known 4am as my wake up time and we come to Kiss and they pay us so well," the comedian said.

Jalang’o explained that after landing his first well-paying job at Kiss 100, he started his company Arena Media, which does advertising and marketing.

"It's a below-the-line and above-the-line marketing firm, where we sit down with a team of almost 20 people, employed, pensionable and taxable," he said.

Jalang'o is also a brand ambassador for a wide range of brands, ranging from finance, apparel, fast-moving consumer goods and construction.

He has more than two million followers on his Instagram and a YouTube channel with more than 300k followers.

This also offers him the opportunity to monetise his huge following by posting advertisements for many different clients.

"As you speak today, I think I'm a brand ambassador to almost five top brands, a brand ambassador not influencer. For influencing, I have a thousand and one. I'll tell you easily there's a time I drive in this town and I see a billboard literally every single place, those things pay," he said.

In a past interview, Jalang'o said on a good month, he earns as much as Sh3 million for using his social media.

"To make it even crazier, per week I think I do like three to four events and club appearances, and all which are paying very well," he said.

"Jalang'o TV is a different hustle altogether, racking up to almost 10 million views every single month, and I literally put it out and say per week I must have four to five interviews," he said.

He explained that if he was in the 'wash wash' business, he wouldn't be breaking his back and working as hard as he does.

News of allegations accusing the radio presenter being involved in the money laundering business was spread over the weekend on social media.

This comes a few weeks after the comedian shared details about his wealth.

Jalang'o drives a Toyota V8, Range Rover Velar, Mercedes convertible, Mercedes V-Class and a Land Rover Discovery.

He also owns several apartments that he has turned to Airbnb.

“I have apartments and the house I live in. The apartments are several and most are in the Airbnb business because it’s a big business nowadays in Nairobi,” he said.

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