Media personality and actor Martin Githinji aka Daddie Marto says he started his career with acting out high school set books.
The actor revealed in an interview with Kalondu Musyimi that he spent more going to venue than he was paid as his first salary.
"My first salary for a play it was set books I spent ten thousand bob for fare from Thika to Nairobi in 2005, every single day I was coming from Thika to Nairobi, Thika to Nairobi. Fare was 10k in total and I was paid 6k. . So what then can I say my salary was?"
He added, "Nashindaga kuhesabu hiyo. My first salary was a minus. but the perseverance and the patience to do that job is what has led me to do the things that I've done and where I am right now. It took time but it repaid itself."
Watch the interview here;
Daddie Marto is part of a Kenyan series 'County 49' which is a political thriller series that follows the political intrigues of the fictional Bwatele County, Kenya’s 49th county and the nation’s breadbasket.
Despite the county’s wealth, its citizens are suffering from the high cost of living and scarce resources.
Now against the backdrop of great civilian discontent, a disgraced security officer is compelled to save the new governor and her chief of staff - his estranged wife - from a local terrorist group.
County 49 stars Wakio Mzenge (Selina), Nyokabi Macharia (Country Queen), Ainea Ojiambo (Igiza), Maqbul Mohammed (Crime and Justice), Martin Githinji (Sue na Jonnie), Peter Kawa (Uradi), Benson Ojuwa (Njoro wa Uba), Nick Kwach (Chaguo), Emmanuel Mugo (Igiza), Angela Mwandanda (Selina), Sam Psenjen (County Queen) and more.