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Kanze Dena’s Career Journey: From A Radio Intern To State House Spokesperson

Kellen Beatrice Kanze Dena Mararo, popularly known as Kanze Dena, rose to fame during her stint at Royal Media Services’ Citizen TV.

While her time at Citizen TV was the peak of her career, she has previously worked in different capacities including as an entertaining reporter.

Dena resigned from Citizen TV in 2018 after being appointed the Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head of PSCU.

She currently serves as the Director of Communication in the Office of the Fourth President of Kenya.

Here is Dena’s career journey as told by WoK.

Following the completion of her secondary school education, Dena wanted to join Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) but after several failed attempts, she resorted to pursuing another course.

It was then when she enrolled for a course in Journalism and Mass Communication at Foundation College of Professional Studies.

Dena completed the course and joined Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) radio as an intern before moving to KBC TV.

She was employed as a news anchor for KBC TV, and worked alongside Badi Muhsin, after her impressive work as news reader for KBC radio.

After a 6-year stint at KBC TV, Dena moved to Citizen TV where her media career took a different turn as the new audience loved her news presentation skills and her mastery of the Swahili language.

At the SK Macharia-owned TV station, she was paired with Luli Hassan where, together, they presented Citizen Nipashe for six years.

Dena left Citizen TV in 2018 when he was appointed by the then president, Uhuru, as the Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head of PSCU in charge of coordinating digital, messaging, research branding and press at the State House.

She was later appointed the spokesperson in the Executive Office of the President and head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

As of June 2024, Dena works as the Director of Communication in the Office of the Fourth President of Kenya.