Top KTN News Anchor Quits

Quits during live broadcast

By  | Mar 22, 2021, 08:23 AM  | Top of The

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KTN News Swahili anchor Fridah Mwaka announced her exit from KTN.
After Sunday's broadcast, Mwaka told viewers that she will be Standard Media Group which has been her home for three years.

Mwaka assured her supporters that they will be seeing her again, stating that it has been her pleasure working for the Standard Group owned TV station.

“Safari Ni Hatua. Imekuwa Fahari Yangu Kutembea Nanyi Katika Safari Ya Matukio Ya Raha Karaha Ila Zaidi Ni Alama Ambazo Zimeganda Moyoni Mwangu Kwa Kunishabikia Na Kunifanya Bora Katika Tasnia Ya Uanahabari @ktnnews."

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"Muda Umewadia Wa Kuondoka Katika Kituo Cha @ktnnews. Niruhusini Niseme Kwaheri Kwa Sasa. Dunia Ni Duara Mola Atujalie Tukutane Tena Hivi Karibuni,” wrote Ms Fridah Mwaka.

KTN hired the Swahili News Anchor after Mashirima Kapombe was poached by Royal Media Services. She had worked at Kubamba Radio Presenter before joining the Mombasa Road-based media house.

“I am excited to be joining the news desk as an anchor. I believe this is a stepping stone to many more good things to come. I have just signed my contract and I will report to work on Monday” said Mwaka.

Ms Mwaka is a graduate of Daystar University having pursued a Degree in Communication (Public relations and International Relations). She also holds a diploma in mass communication from the Mombasa Aviation Institute.

Elsewhere, Betty Kyallo's comeback on TV with a new show dubbed The Big Quiz Show at KTN which she hosts alongside comedian Eric Omondi was blasted by fans.

The new gaming TV show - requires fans to use their smartphone and other mobile devices to register, pay and answer trivia questions which if they get correct they stand a chance to win various prizes.

Fans opined that the new game show was enjoyable but others had an issue with the part where they had to pay to take part in the TV show. That would be a reasonable argument considering how most Kenyans are currently experiencing hard economic times.

Other TV viewers also took an issue with the fact that they could not be given the answers to questions asked during the show. Some of the fans want the answers to the questions given at the end of the show.

Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua issued a statement after concerns were raised over the Eric Omondi and Betty Kyallo show.

In a statement, Mutua sought to clarify that despite the show “The Big Quiz” airing between the watershed period, its content will fully comply with the stipulations of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 as well as the Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) and the Programming Code.

Mutua said that Standard Group MD Joe Munene has assured him that the show will adhere to all the regulations put in, pointing out the 18+ information on the poster of the show is misleading.

His comments came after he slapped Eric Omondi with 9 demands before withdrawing the case that led to his arrest and opt for an out of court settlement as per his request.
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