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Meet Kenyan journalist whose side hustle is keeping the dead company – VIDEO

Eric Njoka (left) the news anchor and (right) Eric Njoka the mortician cleaning caskets. PHOTOS | K24 TV
Eric Njoka (left) the news anchor and (right) Eric Njoka the mortician cleaning caskets. PHOTOS | K24 TV
A Kenyan journalist has for the first time opened up with a stunning revelation about the nature of his other job when he is not reading news on TV.

A Kenyan journalist has for the first time opened up with a stunning revelation about the nature of his other job when he is not reading news on TV.

Eric Njoka may be a familiar face to many TV viewers as a prime time news anchor for K24, but what many might not have known is that he is also a morgue attendant.

In a recent interview on K24 TV, Njoka narrated how his father, who once served as a nominated member of parliament, trained him to a be mortician long before he became a journalist.

Although he is very much at home in the morgue, Njoki admits that he dream was never to become a mortician.

“My dream was not to work here, my dream was to become a journalist but my dad really did not appreciate that career,” Njoka said.

NOBLE PROFESSION

“His primary objective was to make me work here and learn skills that probably he thought in the future I would start my own hospital and start my own mortuary,” he narrated.

He further explained that his main job description at the Mukoe Funeral Home, which is based in Githunguri, Kiambu County, entails washing, preparing and storing dead bodies before burial.

His job also involves keeping up with the morgue’s registry, overseeing its physical status and making appointments for his clients.

To him it all comes in day’s work and being a mortician is just like any other noble profession.

“You should never be afraid of being in a mortuary, its just a normal process, its just like being in a hospital,” he says with chuckle.

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