- The Real Househelps of Kawangware comedy series made a comeback on KTN Home in November 2022 after taking a break
- It follows the lives of domestic workers and their friends as they navigate the ups and downs of life in the Kawangware slums
- Among the actors and actresses on the local comedy series are Awiti, Njambi, Crotus and Nkirote
The Real Househelps of Kawangware comedy series made a comeback on KTN Home in November 2022 after taking a break.
It follows the lives of domestic workers and their friends as they navigate the ups and downs of life in Kawangware slums.
The popular TV show brings together some of the best-talented comedians in the country with each episode entertaining as the previous one.
With most Kenyans employing househelps in their homes, they can relate to the show even as most of the actors and actresses fall into trouble with their bosses often.
Real Househelps of Kawangware actors and actresses
Some of the cast in the programme are seasoned comedians who have been in the entertainment industry for a long time.
Others, however, are starting their careers and have a chance to showcase their talents to all and sundry.
TUKO.co.ke lists the main crew:
1. Winnie Rubi – Awiti
Winnie Rubi popularly referred to as Awiti is one of the main actresses in the show that airs on Wednesday at 7:30pm.
She acts as a bully on the programme and bulldozes everyone who stands in her way.
However, off the screen, Awiti is humble. According to Who Owns Kenya, she earned KSh 150,000 in a Shabiki promotion. The actress was also a Sunlight brand influencer.
Before joining the TV show, she worked as a community sensitizer at Family Health Options Kenya. She was also featured in Hapa Kule News.
2. Bernice Njeri – Njambi
Bernice Njeri is renowned for her role as Njambi in the Real Househelps of Kawangware.
With her striking beauty, she always attracts the attention of men in the show and comes up with crazy ideas to get money from them.
She landed a role in TRHK after several unsuccessful auditions at the Kenya National Theatre.
Besides being an actress, she is a motivational speaker, an influencer and an FMC TV host.
3. Leah Nkatha Mati – Nkirote
Leah Mati who acts as Nkirote plays the role of a naive house help.
She on several occasions, finds herself on the wrong end with her employer who claims to have fallen in love with her.
Nkirote has a heavy Meru accent and sings in her free time. She featured in a song by Ameru United. She is also a brand influencer.
4. Alvince Kasuku
Alvince Kasuku who featured as Ogolla in Zora also joined the Real Househelps of Kawangware.
He attended Mbita High School before joining Kenyatta University to pursue a bachelor of education science (Mathematics/Chemistry).
He started acting in high school and later joined the Jicho 4 Production as a set book actor.
Kasuku featured on Comedy Arena and Churchill Show.
5. Theophilus Abong III – Crotus
Crotus lives a flashy lifestyle as a tenant at Avocado Court.
He acts as a no-nonsense man but, despite being married, falls in love with Nkirote, who rejects him.
Njugush’s rise to millionaire
Timothy Kimani Ndegwa, popularly referred to as Njugush, rose to fame as an actor in the Real Househelps of Kawangware series.
He quit the show in May 2016, citing changes in scripting and directing. The witty comedian reinvented himself and grew his brand on social media platforms.
In August 2021, he launched his clothing line dubbed Be Knit in partnership with a local textile company.
President William Ruto recently claimed Njugush earns more than his KSh 1.4m monthly salary.
Catherine Kamau hustle
In a separate story, Catherine Kamau popularly known by her stage name Selina is one of the most popular actresses in Kenya.
The former Mother-In-Law actress was one of the most loved characters in the series until she called it quits.
She is the proprietor of House of Humba, an online lip care store that sells different products.
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