The Swahili news aired at 7PM is one of the most watched TV programs on Kenya households. This has given rise to celebrity news anchors who enjoy massive following on social media.
WoK takes a look at the high schools these top talented news anchors attended.
He is a veteran Swahili news anchor who started off as a lab technician in a hospital. After failing to bag a chance with Hope FM, he secured one with KTN where he built his brand as an anchor. Later, he moved to NTV.
After completing primary school at Kapecho, he joined Lutsangani Secondary School in Kilifi.
The veteran journalist attended Aga Khan academy and later received training in various roles related to the travel industry at Salrene Travel Operations College. She kick-started her journalism career at Salaam radio where she was presenting in English. This was followed by her stint in KTN as a Swahili news anchor and finally Citizen TV where she works to date.
Having started her career as a radio presenter, Jamila grew to a household name while working for the Nation Media Group. Her prowess saw her rise to a senior position at NTV before she was poached by Citizen TV in 2018
Jamila is an alumna of Ngara Girls High School where she left with B- (minus) the KCSE exams.
She is a seasoned anchor who gained fame while working at KTN. When her family relocated from Voi to Nyeri, she attended Consolata Primary School before joining Bishop Gatimu Ngandu High School in Karatina. After completing high school, she pursued communications at Daystar University.
He began his journalism career as an intern at KTN and later worked for the station. He was then employed by Royal Media Services in 2018. The journalist attended Dr. Aggrey Boys High School in Taita before proceeding to the University of Nairobi for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Journalism and Related Programs.
A popular figure on Citizen TV, Swaleh Mdoe has been in the industry since 1991. He is skilled in both print and electronic media and has worked for various media houses including BBC, KTN and NTV.
For high school, the seasoned anchor went to Tudor Day School in Mombasa.
The seasoned Swahili anchor has previously worked for several stations including Pwani FM, KBC, KTN and K24. After leaving K24, she joined TV47.
Mwanaisha attended Ziwani Primary School before joining Kenya High School, becoming the first girl from her community to attend a national school.
A former student at Nyaguta High School, Joash has been serving as a Swahili news anchor at TV47 from 2019. He previously served as lecturer at Mount Kenya University.
Jane Ngoiri is a bilingual reporter who started off presenting news in English before switching to Swahili. After leaving K24, she joined NTV as a Swahili presenter. Jane is a former student at Pangani High School.
Kanze Dena is a former journalist who worked for KBC, KTN and Citizen TV presenting news in Swahili. She resigned from Citizen TV after being appointed as the Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head of PSCU, before becoming the Spokesperson in the Executive Office of the President.
She is an alumni of Kieni Girls High School.