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Rachel Mbuki Marete


Rachel Mbuki is a former Miss Kenya who represented Kenya at the Miss Universe pageant at the age of 18. A top Kenyan model, TV Host, wife and entrepreneur, she moved to Miami shortly after her reign as Miss Kenya where she pursued her modeling career and made her American TV Hosting debut. In Kenya, she had been on television since the age of six on Kenya’s KBC Network as host on a children’s’ Christian TV show. As an adult, she continued to host multiple shows on the channel and was one of the two main Hosts of the “Good Morning Kenya” breakfast show when she left for Miami to work as a model. In Miami. she quickly transitioned from model to TV host when she worked as an on air correspondent for major events such as Miami Fashion Week, The Super bowl and other media events. Ready to further pursue her TV hosting career, she then moved to Los Angeles 3 years later where she pursued a career in Journalism and completed her Broadcast Journalism and Communication degrees. Shortly after getting to Los Angeles, she became a news anchor at Transit TV Los Angeles, the channel that broadcasts to Metro Commuters in Los Angeles and reached 1.1 million daily impressions. The NBA All Star Games, The Academy Awards, movie premier red carpets and LA Fashion Week are among other major events she has covered while in Los Angeles. Recently Rachel has featured as one of the singers in Diane Warren’s 2020 Oscar Nominated song, “Im standing with you.” Rachel currently lives in Beverly Hills, and continues her TV hosting career. A media personality, Rachel Mbuki currently hosts a TV show called “Q-Hits” that is shot at a studio in Hollywood, California and broadcast to 54 African countries via Showmax (Africa’s equivalent to Netflix). Apart from that, her knowledge in events planning, beauty and being outspoken has not left her behind in the world of hosting corporate events where she works as a master of ceremonies to give speeches, introduce speakers, give presentations to audiences and monitor event agendas to ensure that they run smoothly. Rachel is also a fashionprenuer; she has an online store dubbed, “Mbuki’s Closet” as well as a physical store, which she opened at a mall in Kilimani area in Nairobi where she brings specific brands of great quality wardrobe at affordable prices. She is also on the cusp of launching her American Fashion Brand “Werk Gal Apparel INC”, a fashionable line of work clothes for career women.


Rachel Mbuki says her first marriage lasted five months. When she walked out, she swore to never get married again. “My first marriage was quite traumatic to me and even when I started dating Litvishkova, I told him I wasn’t planning to get married again. Five years into the relationship, he proposed but I turned down the proposal. When I turned 29, I changed my mind and when he proposed again I said yes,” she adds. Splitting her time between USA and Kenya where she had established a business put her relationship to a test. They had a brief break up which made her contemplate moving back home. One Sunday morning while she was in Nairobi, Litvishkova called and they resolved their differences. He flew to Kenya to affirm his love for her. They went for a vacation in Diani, South Coast where he popped the question. We got married in a beautiful traditional Hawaiian ceremony on the famously beautiful Makena Cove beach in Maui,” she notes. However, Marete regrettably says her mother couldn’t attend her wedding due to travel restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, but she was able to witness them exchange vows through a live stream on social media.