- Some of the secondary schools attended by top news anchors are not well known
- These individuals have gone on to work for international media houses
Being a prime time news anchor in Kenya for a leading TV station is a dream come true for most journalists. While the grip of mainstream media is slowly fading, these news anchors remain some of the most followed public figures in the country.
WoK has compiled a list of the top ten male news anchors and the secondary schools they attended.
Jeff Koinange-Hospital Hill and St Mary’s School
He is arguably one of the best in his trade. The current highly rated Citizen TV news anchor has worked for international media houses including CNN. He attended Hospital Hill School between 1972 to 1974 and later proceeded to St. Mary’s where he did his A Levels in 1984.
Jeff, who is also an author, started his career as flight attendant, before he went on to work for K24, KTN, Reuters, NBC News and ABC News.
Ayub Sh Abdikadir-Wajir High School
The Citizen TV prime time news anchor fit too perfectly into the vacuum left by Hussein Mohamed. He is poised, articulate and intelligent. He is a Wajir High School product.
Trevor Ombija-Anding’o Opanga Secondary school
His journey to becoming what he is today has not been an easy one. He was a student at a little known institution known as Anding’o Opanga Secondary school in Nyanza.
Swaleh Mdoe-Tudor Day School
Easily ranks among the best Swahili news anchors in Kenya. He was a student at Tudor Day School.
Lofty Matambo–Lutsangani Secondary School
The seasoned Swahili news anchor love for swahili was nurtured in high school thanks to an encouraging teacher who believed in him. He was a student at Lutsangani Secondary School.
Ken Mijungu-Maseno School
He has been with the now struggling Standard Media Group since 2020. The media personality is also a businessman of great repute.
Larry Madowo-St Gabriel’s Seminary
He is a role model to many Kenyans and rightly so. He worked for a number of local media house in Kenya but his talent came shining when he joined NTV. He quit the station to join BBC and now CNN where he has gelled and even acquired an accent. Larry Madowo was a student at St Gabriel’s Seminary.