From grass to grace! the untold story of media mogul S K Macharia

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Everyone has a story behind their success, Royal Media Services (RMS) owner Dr. Samuel Kamau Macharia has for the first time  opened up about his life before fame and money.

Speaking  during a prize giving ceremony at Kahuhia Girls’ high school over the weekend, Macharia revealed that he used to work as a sweeper in a bid to raise college tuition.

Macharia narrated  how he lost his mother at a young age and how life for him was not a bed of roses adding that he  was forced to work as a sweeper at giant aircraft manufacturer Boeing for nine years to make ends meat.

“When I was in the US, I worked at night and went to school during the day. Do you know a company called Boeing that makes big planes in Seattle? I swept their floors for eight years,” he said.

The media boss was lucky to get a scholarship back in 1962 from the Kennedy Airlifts Scholarship to study in the US where he recounts doing odd jobs to sustain himself.

“I paid my school fees by working at night and going to school during the day, so there’s nothing that you cannot achieve, You don’t have to be assisted by anybody but if you get assistance, it’s just a small push. It’s all about what you are doing for yourself that will make you a person and you will be proud of yourself.” he narrated.

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Macharia first enrolled in Seattle Technical College before taking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Seattle Pacific University two years later.

He later graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Washington.

The media mogul did not let his past to define his future,through his hard work, Macharia now owns Royal Media Services, which operates two television stations and more than 10 FM stations.
He also has investments in real estate and hospitality industries.

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