Joyce Wa Gituro Biography, Education, Marriage, Career & Salary,

Although most people know her as Joyce wa Gituro, her official name is Joyce Wairimu. Despite being a Kikuyu, she was born on 5th June 1972 in Uasin Gishu County.

Her parents lived in the Yamumba constituency located in Eldoret North.

Educational Background

She began her primary school studies at Mwiruti Primary School in Yamumba.

 Joyce later joined Calvo Girls High School in Eldoret, where she scored good grades after sitting for the KCSE exam.

She pursued a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication (journalism and media) at Daystar University.

She also enrolled and completed her master’s degree in corporate communication at the same establishment.

Is Joyce Gituro married?

Despite being a well-renowned media personality, she made headlines when she appeared in an interview with the famous presenter and YouTuber, Jeridah Andayi.

It’s from this interview where she revealed why she is called Joyce Wa Gituro and her sad marital story her marriage ended, the painful experiences she went through, and the red flags that she ignored from the start..

How many kids does Joyce wa Gituro have?

Gituro is the name of her first husband, to whom they bore three children, two sons, and a daughter, after their wedding in 1995.

Joyce Gituro Husband

According to her confession during the show, problems in their marriage, which ultimately led to divorce, started when she became a devoted Christian.

Her husband disapproved of her new faith; instead, he took her to his preferred religious sect, which exhibited cult-like practices.

For instance, she claims that the leader of her former husband’s church insisted on closing all windows and doors when they were casting out demons.

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Despite facing economic hardships, they also sold some of their assets as they had significant school fees arrears for their children, just to buy a new TV for her husband’s pastor.

When she couldn’t take it anymore, she walked out on one of their prayer sessions, and her husband disapproved of the move.

It was the final straw in their marriage since they divorced afterward.

Surprisingly, her former spouse took almost all of their household items, such as the cookers, fridge, furniture, and even the curtains, leaving her nearly nothing.

She is currently single and not in a hurry to re-marry.

Joyce Gituro Biography

Media Career

Joyce’s career background has also experienced its fair share of ups and downs, including publicized controversies.

For instance, before she debuted in the Kenyan radio scene as a presenter, she worked as a ‘hawker’ selling vegetables and second-hand clothes (popularly known as ‘mitumba’) in Eldoret’s market to earn a living.

Fortunately, after completing her bachelor’s degree in mass communication, she landed a job at Royal Media in 2003.

After working for almost 15 years as a radio host for Citizen FM, she resigned in 2018.

Unfortunately, she was awarded Ksh.10, 000 as an exit payment package despite working there for all those years.

She later joined Mediamax firm, in Milele FM, where she was the executive radio producer and host of a gospel show on Sunday in June 2018, but didn’t even last a year after the mass employee lay-off in August 2019.

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In June 2020, Joyce secured a job at Radio Jambo, where she hosted a morning gospel show every Sunday called ‘Injili Jumapili’ from 5-10 AM.

However, by now, you can guess what happened next. She resigned, AGAIN!

Joyce Gituro’s Road Accident

Joyce Wa Gituro refutes claims of being involved in an accident on Christmas Eve as widely spread by several media outlets.

Joyce in a post on her socials asked her fans to ignore such rumours saying that her family has not been at ease with such viral photos that were widely spread-

“My people, kindly ignore the below story doing rounds and causing my family friends, and fans to panic. I’m well and I haven’t been involved in an accident!”

Without going into details about her next move or what action she would take against the publisher of such false information, Joyce said she would just forgive.

“Asanteni and God bless you. Meanwhile the author of this false information, I can only forgive you and ask God to deliver you from the slavery of ignorance!” she added.

Several media outlets had reported that the media personality was involved in a nasty accident that claimed the lives of the other passengers who were traveling alongside Joyce.

We indeed picked the information from such viral photos without proper verification and we apologize to the family of Joyce and Joyce Gituro.

Joyce Wa Gituro’s Salary

When she was still an active media personality, it’s believed that in her last job as a radio host in Radio Jambo, she received a gross monthly salary of Ksh.580, 000.

Here is a breakdown of Joyce’s wages according to KRA’s 2022/2023 financial year calculation of her monthly net pay.

Gross Pay 580,000
Non-Cash Benefits0.00 
Taxable Income 577220
PAYE 166,383.35
Net Pay 410,836.65

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