Reuben Kigame is a Politician, singer, writer, producer, radio presenter, and widely read on christian apologetics. Revered man of the cloth and gospel musician Reuben Kigame is a charming man adored as an icon who has weathered the biggest of life storms to be at the place he is today. Despite being blind, his life could be likened to a man who saw a world in a grain of sand and faced the world armed with hope that he was a conqueror. Born in Kenya in early 60s, Reuben is blind yet did not allow this challenge to hinder his desire for learning. He worked through the difficulties of life in rural Kenya to graduate with an honours degree in Education from Kenyatta university. He lost his companion of many years, Mary, with whom they were in university together and later married, through a fatal road accident. Reuben is the founder of Fish fm, a radio station dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. He also founded the Word of Truth Ministries, a Christian apologetics ministry aimed at helping believers get the truth about what they believe and be ready to respond intelligently to challenges from non-Christian or even other Christian quarters about the faith. He sings mainly gospel songs in Kiswahili and English, but has also ventured into country music. He plays guitar and other musical instruments.
He attended Thika high school for the blind and pursued an undergraduate degree in education. He taught history and religion for a short duration before earning a masters degree in journalism and media studies. In the late 90s, he worked as a journalist for Radio Citizen and Hope FM. His media passion prompted him to launch his own radio station in Eldoret but closed it down citing frustration from media stakeholders who denied him a nationwide frequency.
Kigame first stamped into the murky waters of politics in 2013 when he attempted to be the first governor of Vihiga county. He however lost and emerged 4th out of 6 contenders.
Currently the musician is eyeing the 2022 presidential seat and got a big boost when the Federal Party of Kenya (FPK) picked him to be the party’s presidential flagbearer. In July 7th 2021, his planned launch for the presidential bid was disrupted by the police who claimed the meeting flouted COVID-19 containment restrictions.
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