Former Taita Taveta County Governor Granton Samboja went back to the media industry after losing his seat in the 2022 General Election.
Samboja is now a presenter at Anguo FM, where is working as a preacher, entertainer, and inspirational speaker.
On Sunday, July 22, Samboja streamed his show dubbed ‘Ibada ya Anguo’ where he engaged with listeners as a radio host.
The former governor further reminded the listeners that anytime he will be within the county especially on a Sunday, they should expect him to be on air
“To all my listeners, I am delighted to be with you let, us pray for God’s grace. I am not sure when I will be available within the county but if I get time I will be here.
I am asking God to be with you and your family as you start this new week,” he said.
Samboja Journalism Career
In the media industry, Samboja is popularly known for hosting Rhumba music shows, Ibada ya Anguo is his first gospel show.
Samboja holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, a Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a certificate in Project Management from Kenyatta University.
There are also reports that the former county chief attended the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) – where he may have refined his radio skills.
Samboja worked at the Royal Media Services (RMS), which owns Citizen TV and a chain of other TV stations and radio channels, after completing his studies at KIMC.
He later founded Milele FM where he worked as the owner before it was acquired by Mediamax Limited.
Samboja later worked as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mediamax Limited before resigning to vie for Taita Taveta gubernatorial seat.
Reports also show that he is a former managing director of Digitopi aLtd.
Samboja owns Anguo radio station which airs in the local Taita language.
Samboja came into the limelight when President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed him as the chairman of the Coast Water Services Board.
However, he resigned in 2017 to vie for the Taita Taveta gubernatorial seat.
He vied on a Wiper Democratic Movement – Kenya ticket and defeated seven other candidates to become the second governor of Taita Taveta.
He garnered 37% of the total votes cast against his closest competitor and predecessor Johnson Mtuta Mruttu who got 21% of the votes.
In the 2022 polls, Samboja decamped to Jubilee Party but lost to independent candidate Andrew Mwadime.