| Julie Gichuru|| Journalist|
| Julie Gichuru Sumira|
January 7, 1974 (age 41) (1974-01-07) Nairobi, Kenya
Daniel Gichuru, Joseph Gichuru, Kimoshe Gichuru, Njeri Gichuru
Caroline Mutoko, Anthony Gichuru, Vera Sidika
Julie Gathoni Sumira Gichuru (born 7 January 1974) is a Kenyan Entrepreneur and Media Personality with investments in media, fashion retail and entertainment sectors. She is an Independent Director on the Boards of Brand KENYA Board and Acumen Communications Ltd and is a Fellow and Trustee of the Africa Leadership Initiative EA.
She is of mixed race, with her father’s family originally from Kashmir and her mother’s family from Kiambu. Her grandfather was born in Kabete. She lived along Wanyee Road in Dagoretti, Nairobi, in her early childhood. Gichuru holds an LLB Law and an MBA from Cardiff Law School University of Wales and Cardiff Business School University of Wales.
Julie’s career in the media spans over the past 15 years and has seen her work across the fields of broadcast, print and digital media. Julie has also pioneered an impressive number of television shows, from the first Kenyan investigative TV series, The Inside Story on Kenya Television Network to various current affairs shows at NTV (Kenya) including political and current affairs programs Showdown, On the Spot, You The Jury and The People’s Voice, and the celebrated news program Sunday Live and peace and reconciliation program Fist to Five at Citizen TV. Also included in this list is the celebrated post election peace specials Voices of Reason. Through ARIMUS Media Limited Julie now oversees the production of quality African content such as Africa Leadership Dialogues, the High School debate platform Great Debaters Contest and entertainment series Maisha. The Footprints Africa Foundation (FAF) has been established by Anthony and Julie Gichuru to help empower and grow healthy, dignified and informed societies in the region. FAF believes in giving people a chance to make a mark, to leave a footprint of positivity on the world.
She is a recipient of Martin Luther King Salute to Greatness Award.
Julie is passionate about family, she is married to entrepreneur Anthony Gichuru. They have had 5 children. “Above all we have a responsibility to nurture and grow the younger generation and our primary role is vested in the family unit.”
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