How Lilian Muli ended up in a blissful media career despite wanting to pursue law

How Lilian Muli ended up in the media industry despite wanting to pursue law
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Lilian Muli is a notable figure who has been in the Kenyan media industry for close to two decades.

Lilian Muli had desperately wanted to study law and become like her father who was an advocate of the Kenyan high court. Her father was against this as he said her personality wouldn’t be a good enough fit for the media presenter to indulge in law.

She describes herself as an introvert albeit acknowledging that she has grown an extrovert’s thick skin over the years.

Lilian reckons that it was by grace that she stumbled into the media career path as the other alternative as it has brought out the best in her for the past two decades.

“My late dad was an advocate of the high court, later was in a law firm that he co-owned with his partners and I looked up to him so much. He was elegant and I always wanted to do law,” she said.

Lilian Muli says that she was an active member of the school debate club as she was always participating, in hopes of preparing herself for her future law studies. Little did she know that her father had laid out a different path for her.

“Fast forward, he said I would not do law and flog marched me to Daystar, got the admissions forms and the rest is history,” she said.

“I did electronic media communication and that is how I ended up in the media. It’s a good thing he saw that the potential was there. I still can’t help and wonder what type of lawyer I would have made. My interests have since diverted.”

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She started her media career in 2005 at Standard Group’s KTN as an intern in the production department.

“I have been misunderstood many times but I understand it comes with the industry that we are in because for some of us are totally drama free and then there are some of us who just draw that type of attention,” she said.

“I was so shy initially in this industry but I learned to be tough but deep down there is a very easy-going person that wants to be left alone.”

In another life, Lilian Muli claims that she would still pursue a media career.

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