John Kiarie was born in 1978. He is the fourth born in a family of eight. His mother committed suicide when he was just a few months old. His father remarried and Kiarie was raised by the stepmother. When he was in form one tragedy struck his family again. His elder brother who had introduced him to acting and drawing committed suicide.
He attended Dagoretti High School. He is a graduate teacher from Kenyatta University. He is yet to clear his MA in Development Communication at Daystar University. He claims to fame is mimicking former Njenga Karume, KANU-era minister Joseph Kamotho, in the ’90s and later former First Lady Mama Lucy Kibaki in early 2000.
His father, David Waweru was an opposition politician during the dark days in the history of Kenya. He was the MP for Kandara. His grandfather was a member of the resistance movement Mau Mau and . In 2002, his father made a quixotic presidential bid on Chama Cha Umma ticket that failed miserably.
In his formative schooling he could not read or write English and Kiswahili. He communicated with his mother tongue. He was the creative mind behind the popular ads by Trust, Nimechill’ campaign, and the re-branding of the National Youth Service ‘. He met Maurice Ochieng aka Mdomo Baggy at Dagoretti High and became great friends.The creative heads painted window displays to make money after school.
KJ through his company Transcend Media became an ODM mole. He spied on Waiguru after he got a PA job at Devolution Ministry. While at the ministry, he monitored Waiguru’s activities and reported to ODM leaders. He was the source of information and that is how these leaders were the whistleblowers in NYS scandal 1.
In 2013 general elections, he ran for the Dagoretti South parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket. He ‘lost’ in the party primaries to the current MP,Simba Arati. In 2017 he defected to Jubilee and abandoned ODM after Raila declined to nominate him to parliament as promised for snitching for him at NYS.
He was a Director at Athi Water Services Board between December 2008 – to late 2012. His briefcase company JetChoice (K) Ltd became the ‘sole supplier’ of stationaries at the parastal. Goods worth almost 100 million were paid for but never delivered.
The Dagoretti South MP is wedded to Edna Wangui aka Kui Jesus. Kui is the younger sister to the Director of Firstling Limited Mr. James Thuita; the prime suspect in the multi-billion NYS heist. Firstling Ltd made over Sh1.7 billion in NYS II. Kui Jesus and her brother Thuita are also Directors at Soft Touch Consult which is also under investigation by the DPP. The couple have two school-going children.
In July 2019, Kiare threatened to take his life at Deputy Presidents Karen residence . He was involved in a fist fight with DP’s personal assistant Farouk Kibet. This was after hegot wind If information that other legislators were getting an allowance for accompanying the DP across the country and he had getting his share all along.
KJ wants to be th Murang’a Governor in 2022 on a Jubilee ticket. He was born in Kandara Constituency David Ngethe Waweru, his father was the MP between 1980 to 1983 on a KANU ticket.