Jalang’o was among celebrities who were adversely mentioned in Edgar Obare’s exposé in August 2021 that shed light on the wash wash cartel in Kenya.
Wash wash business involves fake gold scams, money printing and several other dubious deals involving billions of shillings.
Obare claimed that Jalang’o is part and parcel of the syndicate that engages in money laundering and distributing fake currencies in the country.
However, Jalang’o vehemently denied the allegations of wash wash while maintaining that he is one of the most honest and hardworking people in the country.
Jalang’o decided to open up on about wealth while refuting claims that he made a fortune out of wash wash activities.
Speaking on his morning show on Kiss FM which he co-hosts with Kamene Goro, Jalang’o said he has worked hard to earn his wealth.
“You can accuse me of anything but not my integrity or what I do for a living. For the past 10 to 15 years, I’ve never seen what 7 o’clock looks like unless I’m on holiday or it’s the weekend when I’m not working because I’ve always just known 4am as my wake up time and we come to Kiss and they pay us so well,” the comedian said.
Jalang’o explained that after landing his first well-paying job at Kiss 100, he started his company Arena Media, which is involved in advertising and marketing.
“It’s a below-the-line and above-the-line marketing firm, where we sit down with a team of almost 20 people, employed, pensionable and taxable,” the Kiss FM presenter said.
Jalang’o also explained he earns millions from being a brand ambassador for a wide range of brands, ranging from finance, apparel, fast-moving consumer goods and construction.
The comedian also noted that he has more than two million followers on his Instagram and a YouTube channel with more than 300k followers.
This also offers him the opportunity to monetize his huge following by posting advertisements for many different clients.
“As you speak today, I think I’m a brand ambassador to almost five top brands, a brand ambassador not influencer. For influencing, I have a thousand and one. I’ll tell you easily there’s a time I drive in this town and I see a billboard literally every single place, those things pay,” Jalang’o said.
“To make it even crazier, per week I think I do like three to four events and club appearances, and all which are paying very well. Jalang’o TV is a different hustle altogether, racking up to almost 10 million views every single month, and I literally put it out and say per week I must have four to five interviews.”
Jalang’o concluded by saying that he wouldn’t be breaking his back and working as hard as he does if he was involved in wash wash business.
Jalang’o drives a Toyota V8, Range Rover Velar, Mercedes convertible, Mercedes V-Class and a Land Rover Discovery.
The Kiss FM presenter also owns several apartments that he has turned to Airbnb. He lives in a huge mansion in Nairobi, see photos of his house below:
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