Gibson Gathu, is popularly known for his role as ‘kiongozi wa mashtaka’ (prosecutor) in the popular TV comedy show, Vioja Mahakamani.
Gibson Gathu Mbugua was born in Eastlands, Nairobi county. He spent his childhood in Eastlands and went to Mriton Primary School in the area. Later, for high school, he joined Equator High School in Thika, Kiambu County.
The actor has been married to Margaret Njeri for over thirty years. He is a father of four, three daughters, and a boy. In an interview, he disclosed that all his daughters had Master of Business Administration.
Career and Hobbies
Gibson Gathu’s acting career started in primary school, where he was taught how to act by Janet Young, a foreign UNESCO worker. He was inspired by the Tausi Drama club, which comprised the late Mzee Ojwang’, the late Ann Wanjogi, and two South African nationals named Kavundla and George Manoe.
He later grew to become famous, mainly for his role in Vioja Mahakamani. Also, he played different roles in shows such as Vitimbi, Varshita, Jungu Kuu, Kivunja Mbavu, Mchezo wa Hadithi, and The Air Up There.
Apart from taking part in different TV shows, he has also featured in several TV and Radio commercials.
Gibson Gathu enjoys going to the gym to work out. He also loves watching football and is a Manchester United fan.
Gibson Gathu has a net worth of $14 million. He earns most of his money through his various roles on TV shows and commercials.
The actor has been living with diabetes for over twenty years now. He was also diagnosed with Kidney failure in November 2020 and has since been going for dialysis twice a week. Due to this, his family is drained financially and has therefore asked Kenyans to step in and help raise the 5-6 million hospital bill. Gibson already has a donor and is scheduled for the transplant in July 2022, at the Mediheal Hospital in Eldoret.
There will be a fundraising ceremony on the 11th of June at the Nairobi City hall. However, well-wishers can also donate through Mpesa pay bill number 247247, account number, 777626.
|Real name||Gibson Gathu Mbugua|
|Place of Birth||Eastlands, Nairobi|
|Net worth||$14 million|