The role of comedians in the entertainment industry has been on the increase due to the
impressive character roles they play. There are lots of comedians and entertainers in Kenya
that have risen to fame because of the amusement and humor they rose in their audience. The
richest comedians in Kenya are some of the most skillful and jocular entertainers in the
They are rated as such because they are always tongue-in-cheek and ready to deliver rib-cracking jokes. Comedy has now become a professional career having considered the fame
and affluence it yields.
Top 5 Richest Comedians In Kenya
Daniel Ndambuki – Churchill
Daniel Ndambuki or Churchill as is professionally known as one of the entertainers in Kenya
that contributed to making the comedy industry popular. Since then the comedy industry in
Kenya has continued to gain a global presence, to such an extent that Daniel Ndambuki has
become a household name in most Kenyan homes.
Daniel Ndambuki is currently rated as the richest comedian in Kenya and the most influential
celebrity in the country. He is iconic to upcoming comedians in Kenya and has driven a lot of
entertainers to rank among the wealthiest comedians in Kenya. This made Churchill to be
recognized as the most popular person in the country
Daniel Ndambuki was born in 1977 in Machakos county of Kenya. The selcouth comedian
attended Mubuni High School and has been in the Kenyan comedy industry for a long while
Churchill began his career in comedy in 1996 alongside KJ, Anthony Njuguna, Mdomo Baggy,
Nyambane, and Kajairo in the comedy show – Reddykyulass. It was in this show that his talents
and styles in comedy became prominent such as his recognition as a rising talent and comedy
He gained massive popularity in Kenya when he launched his Churchill Live Comedy Show in
Kenya. In 2012, he reformed the comedy skit into The Churchill Show.
Daniel Ndambuki is Kenya’s richest comedian. He is the host of the Churchill show, which is a
comedy TV show in Kenya, and also the CEO of Laugh Industry Kenya. Ranking seventh on the
list of the most influential persons in Kenyan, he continues to pull weight in the comedy and
There are lots of comedians in Kenya that owe a larger part of their success to Daniel
Ndambuki. He has mentored some high-profile entertainers in Kenya like Eric Omondi, MCA
Tricky, DJ Shitti, Dr. Kingori, Professor Hammo, Jemutai, and Teacher Wanjiku, among other
notable Kenyan comedians.
CNN has recognized this prominent comedian for his family-friendly and clean jokes, and they
went ahead to regard him as one of the most hilarious comedians in Kenya.
Daniel Ndambuki or Churchill as he is fondly called is one of the few Kenyan citizens to have
made it to the Who is Who List. He has also been featured in numerous movies; one of which
is The First Grader. The long-standing comedian has a flair for entertainment that never seems
to get his audience bored or tired of his jokes.
Churchill has a well-performing fan page on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. He was
recognized among the first Kenyan citizens to reach the milestone of 500 million followers on
his fan page. The Churchill Live show continues to boost his social presence and rating among
the richest comedians in Kenya. The comedy show now attracts audiences from countries
across the globe including the USA, United Kingdom, and Germany.
Recordings of the weekly Churchill Live show are made by NTV after each appearance and
featured on Thursdays at the Carnivore restaurant. Churchill’s audience is currently estimated
to be over 11 million Kenyans. The Churchill show is now the most popular in Kenya, Central,
and East Africa
Churchill earns over Ksh 900,000 as the richest Kenyan comedian on Classic FM, while NTV
pays him Ksh 10 million every six months to have him featured on the TV show. This figure
gives out Churchill as one of the highest-paid comedians in Kenya.
Walter Mongare – Nyambane
Walter Mongare is another hilarious comedian in Kenya known to many as Nyambane. The
wealthy Kenyan comedian was born in 1975 and has invested so much in the entertainment
industry. He is not only a comedian but also a singer and actor. This entirely cements his
presence in the entertainment sector of the country.
Nyambane studied at the Lenana school and subsequently graduated from Kenyatta
University. Nyambane was also recognized as a talented comedian in the Reddykyulass
comedy show. Nyambane had been featured as Daniel Arop Moi along with other popular
comedians in Kenya.
Some of the music singles that Nyambane has released as a Kenyan artist include: Must be
Nyambane where he featured Natasha Gatabaki; Derava Wawilie featuring Prince Adio; Sweet
Banana alongside Talia; and Slowly My dear featuring Mercy, Sanaipei Tande.
Kazungu Matano – Jalangó
Kazungu Matano is a popular comedian, artist, and businessman in Kenya. The Kenyan
comedian and entrepreneur has investments in some profitable businesses and starred in
numerous advertisements. He is rated as one of the richest comedians in Kenya.
He is well known as Jalangó and owns a recording studio. Kazungu Matano used to work at
Radio Maisha before he moved to Hot 96 and then his own company. The monthly salary of
the stylish comedian is Ksh 800,000; he charges Ksh 250,000 for a single invitation or
appearance as an MC or comedian.
Eric Omondi is one of the most successful comedians in Kenya that has gained popularity over
the years throughout his comedy career. He earns quite a lot by featuring in TV shows and on
occasion. Eric Omondi is not only a popular comedian in Kenya but also an influential
entertainer in the country.
Eric Omondi was rated as one of the funniest Kenyan comedians after having been tutored by
Churchill. Eric remains grateful to the star comedian who helped bring out the talent he had
nurtured inside him.
He gained a rating among the richest comedians in Kenya following in the footsteps of Churchill. Eric Omondi is fast rising to become a prominent comedian like Churchill.
Jasper Muthomi – MC Jessy
Jasper Muthomi was born in Meru County, Kenya, and has risen to fame over the past few
years in his career in comedy. Just as his tag name implies, he offers entertainment services as
a Master of Ceremonies on different occasions.
He is a lively MC in Kenya and is most time featured in classy events as he is among the
highest-paid comedians in Kenya. He is a host on the Churchill Raw Show though he is an
undergraduate of Communications at Daystar University.
MC Jessy continues to break new ground in his comedy career as he gains more fame and
popularity by implementing new styles in his comedy. He is arguably the funniest comedian in
Kenya and is upbeat in comedy shows.
As one of the richest comedians in Kenya, he has a large fan base with massive support from
his followers and sponsors. MC Jessy is growing in leaps and bounds in the entertainment
industry and is predicted to become the most successful comedian in Kenya anytime soon.
Events cannot be interesting if there are no entertainers to liven the ceremony up. The Richest
comedians in Kenya amassed so much wealth through comedy shows majorly because they
have the full support and a teeming audience, who are eager to listen to them.
They could not have made it to their list if they are not tastefully amusing and experts in
comedy. As seen on this list, the richest comedians in Kenya are all makes, however, there are
some female comedians that are making waves in the entertainment industry.