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Love Brewed In The Newsroom: Kenyan Journalists Who Became Couples 

Journalism is a lucrative career especially if you work for the leading media houses in the country. For a story to go on air it requires teamwork from producers, reporters, directors, videographers and finally the news anchor. It is during this process of cooperation and working together that some of these journalists have ended falling in love with their workmates. 

In this article, WoK brings you the full list of the Kenyan journalists who met in the news room and became couples.

Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla

The duo first met when they were radio presenters at a Mombasa-based station known as Radio Salaam. They were just friends at the time and later Lulu left the station to join KTN before becoming a Prime time Swahili News Anchor at Citizen TV.

On the other hand, Rashid went on to join NTV – a station owned by Nation Media Group as a junior reporter. He was later poached from NTV to join Citizen TV and the two again reunited and began dating before getting married.

On July 21st 2019, the duo became the first ever married couple to read prime time news together and the rest as they say is history. The couple also own Jiffy pictures – a TV productions company that has produced popular TV shows such as Maria and Zora.

John Allan Namu and Sheena Makena

John Allan Namu is a renowned investigative journalist who rise to fame when he KTN TV – a station owned by Standard Media Group. He first crossed paths with Sheena Makena when they were still pursuing journalism at the United States International University (USIU) but they didn’t become more than friends.

After completing his studies, Namu joined the Standard Media Group as an intern only to find Makena already working there as an editor.

The two later got married in 2010 in a colorful wedding when they were both working at the Mombasa road-based station-Namu as an investigative journalist and Makena as a chief editor.

James Smart and Remmy Majala

James Smart is a prime time news anchor and presenter working for NTV. Smart met Majala while working at K24 – a station owned by Mediamax limited.

He joined the station in 2007 and Majala joined a year later in 2008 and the two became good friends before later getting into a relationship.

The two later joined NTV with James Smart as a News Anchor and Remy Majala as a producer and host of ‘What’s Good Africa’ show. The couple are happily married and are blessed with two children.

Sam Gituku and Ivy Waitherero

Sam Gituku is a morning show presenter at Citizen TV station. Gituku met Waitherero at Citizen TV when he was a junior reporter while Waitherero was an intern at the station.

The two started dating before getting married in May 2019 when they both were working at the station, Gituku as morning show presenter and Waitherero as a news director.

The wedding ceremony which was held at Deliverance Church, Langata was attended by his fellow colleagues such as Waihiga Mwaura and Mac Otani among many others.

Waihiga Mwaura and Joyce Omondi

Waihiga Mwaura was a prime time news anchor hosting the Tuesday 9.00 pm news titled ‘News Night’ on Citizen TV before moving to BBC. Waihiga met Joyce at Citizen TV when he was still a news reporter while Joyce was co-hosting the Sunday morning gospel show ‘Rauka’ alongside Kambua.

The two became friends, started dating and later exchanged vows to become married couples. Waihiga went on to become a News Anchor at the station but his wife left the station to join Switch TV where she hosted a weekday morning show titled ‘Full Circle.’

She later left the station to pursue other interests outside the media industry.

Grace Kuria and Joseph Kanja

Grace Kuria is currently a broadcast journalist working for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Grace met her husband Joseph Kanja while she was still working at K24 as a junior reporter and Kanja as a camera person.

The two started dating in 2018 but decided to keep their relationship private until December 2021 when Grace posted online a photo of their traditional wedding famously known as ‘ruracio.’

Joseph Kanja is currently a Graphic Designer at the MediaMax owned TV station but Grace left the station to take an adventure in the media space.

She joined KTN News as a reporter before becoming a News Anchor and then joined CGTN Africa as a New Media Editor. She then left the company to join BBC Africa where she is currently a Broadcast Journalist.