Media personality, Julie Gichuru, has celebrated her mother ahead of mothers day. Sharing the overwhelming message through her Instagram account, she appreciated her for being the best mother.
She wrote; “You truly appreciate the role of your mother when you are able to visualize yourself at your most vulnerable… Mama, thank you for being such a wonderful, loving, spiritual, principled, strong, intelligent, fiercely protective, and nurturing Mama!
Thank you also for being so cute I got some of them genes from you But seriously Mummy… thank you for being a wonderful Mama, always. I love you. #MothersDay.”
Julie started off her education at St Christophers School in Nairobi and at the age of eight attended the Green Herald in Bangladesh where her father was posted for military training.
On returning to Kenya Julie spent a term at Karen C school based in Karen before transferring to Loreto Convent Msongari in Standard Four. In Form 2, Julie convinced her parents to transfer her from the local 8-4-4 system to a GCE boarding school and she joined Imani School in Thika for Form 3 and 4.
She spent two Semesters at USIU before transferring to UK where she did a one year pre-University Course at Warwick University. Julie then accepted a place at the University of Wales, Cardiff for her Law Degree.
Later, she worked for a year to help finance her Masters degree and completed her Masters in Business Administration at the same University. For a brief period, Julie did her pupillage at Hamilton, Harrison & Matthews Advocates in Nairobi before pursuing a different career path in the media.
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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You truly appreciate the role of your mother when you are able to visualise yourself at your most vulnerable... Mama, thank you for being such a wonderful, loving, spiritual, principled, strong, intelligent, fiercely protective, and nurturing Mama! Thank you also for being so cute 🤗 I got some of them genes from you 😅😅😅❤❤❤ But seriously Mummy... thank you for being a wonderful Mama, always. I love you 🙏🏼❤ #MothersDay
Having had five children Julie is also passionate about maternal healthcare and is a former ambassador of the AMREF Stand Up for African Mothers campaign which seeks to train over 15,000 midwives across East Africa.
Julie has also been a UNICEF Ambassador for breastfeeding.
Julie is of mixed race with the mother being from Kiambu and the father originally from Kashmir. She lived at Wanyee road when she was young. She has 4 siblings. The parents later divorced.