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Julie Gichuru: 'Leadership without messiahs'

What can the chat show host reveal to the other leaders about the pressure of life in the public eye?
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 11:37
Julie's show exposes the political world to the scrutiny of viewers and tackles touchy social taboos [Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera]

A Kenyan celebrity mother of five, Julie Gichuru, co-founded a foundation with her husband which aims to give every child in East Africa the gift of a good pair of shoes and a hygiene kit.

"We have to show our people there can be leadership without martyrs and messiahs."

- Julie Gichuru, a Kenyan chat show host

Julie's show, Sunday Live with Julie Gichuru on Citizen TV, exposes the political world to the scrutiny of viewers and tackles touchy social taboos.

In the aftermath of Kenya's 2008 post-election turmoil, she used the show to bring perpetrators face-to-face with their victims, in an attempt to forge reconciliation between them.

So what can Julie reveal to the other leaders about the pressure of life in the public eye?


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