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Kenyan celebrities who were house helps, but managed to change their lives

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Kenyan celebratiesSociety has often associated housegirls with failure. However, some celebs were once house helps, but managed to change their lives.

Award-winning musician, Gloria Muliro was once a mboch. She took up the job after high school to enable her raise money to clear fees. Gospel artiste Betty Bayo also worked as a housegirl for a year (2006) after dropping out of school due to lack of fees. She was forced to do menial jobs to survive and save money to go back to school.

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“I was being paid  Sh70 per day for all the house chores. I felt this was little and decided to become a ‘mobile’ house girl,” she said.

Nyota Ndogo is a former housegirl who saved up for her music career from money earned as a house help. “I was a housegirl for two years, but then I decided I couldn’t work as a housegirl forever.

I used to go to the studio every Sunday to record songs. I chose to be a housegirl instead of getting into prostitution,” Nyota told The Nairobian, adding that she is still in touch with her former Dutch employer.

By  Cate Mukei
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