The Kenyan media space is vibrant and mostly independent from government interference. Journalists are also highly trained and this has seen some being poached by international media houses like CNN and BBC. Looks seem to be a determining factor for employers in our local media houses. This has seen female media personalities maintain their looks even as the clock of age chimes.
In this article, WoK takes a look at some of the Kenyan media personalities who are aging like fine wine.
Caroline Mutoko is a popular media personality who has been christened the queen of radio. She began her career journey at Capital FM before later joining Radio Africa group where she hosted a breakfast show at Kiss FM. She worked her way up to a managerial position before leaving the company to pursue other interests.
Born on 4th January 1973, Caroline Mutoko is 49 years old.
Kalekye Mumo is a popular Kenyan media personality and singer. She began her career as a radio presenter at Homeboyz Radio and later moved to Medava TV where she worked as a sound engineer. She was to join Capital FM and Kiss FM later as breakfast show host and news editor respectively. In 2016, she joined k24 as a news anchor, a position she held for two years. She quit and established her PR firm bringing to a closure her 13 years career in the media to a close.
Born in 1976, Kalekye Mumo is 46 years old.
Julie Gichuru was the biggest name in the Kenyan media. She began her career as a radio presenter at Capital FM before moving to television as a news anchor for KTN and NTV. She later moved to Citizen TV as a lead news anchor hosting Sunday Live news show. She resigned from the Royal Media Services owned station to pursue other interests. Born on January 1974, Julie Gichuru is 48 years old.
She is a popular media personality and entrepreneur. She began her career at Radio Africa Group where she was a radio presenter at Kiss FM. She would then join Easy FM before joining Nation Media Group as a radio presenter for Nation FM. She worked with Nation Media Group for 11 years where she hosted the AM live show at NTV. She would then leave the company in September 2015 and a year later she joined EBRU TV as a news anchor. Born in June 1976, Sheila Mwanyigha is 46 years old.
Lilian Muli is arguably one of the most beautiful faces the media industry. She began her career in 2005 as an intern in the production department at KTN TV. She was promoted to a reporter, a position she held for five years. In December 2010, she joined Citizen TV where she works to date. She hosts the popular Saturday 9.00pm news show dubbed ‘Citizen Weekend.’ Born in 1982, Lilian Muli is 40 years old.
She was the first woman to present a live news bulletin in the in KTN TV. Her career at government-owned Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) before moving to KTN where she worked for 17 years. She worked at Citizen TV during her sunset years of her career before retiring from the industry in 2015. She resurfaced in 2021 as a news anchor at KBC. Born in 1962, Catherine Kasavuli is 60 years old.