Just as netizens thought top Kenyan journalist Hussein Mohamed would make his comeback at a rival local TV station, turns out the ex-Citizen TV journalist actually partnered with an International organization.
Hussein Mohamed, a voice known for the Monday Prime Time News bulletin at the TV station, has now found solace in a new Global home.
In a revelation made by former KTN News anchor, Yussuf Ibrahim, it turns out that the two landed noble jobs as consultants in a new project funded by the US government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
An initiative dubbed ‘Resilience Learning Activity’ aimed at empowering people at the county level right from County Communication Directors to budding journalists.
“RLA is funded by USAID and set to last 5 years but the communication may continue for 4 months with possibilities of spilling over to next year,” added Mr Ibrahim.
“We have a partnership but it is not on paper. It happened we got this project as individual personalities but he has his own firm and I have my own company,” Yussuf divulged to a local publication.
The ex-KTN journalist however indicated plans to merge as individual consultants to put up a communication firm that will be a one-stop-shop dealing with issues around communication.
“This is the only place we are working for at the moment. We are individual consultants but we want to partner so we come up with a communication firm that will be a one-stop communication shop,” he revealed.
Mohamed runs a media company dubbed Iris Media while Ibrahim is the founder of Ubra Media.
Mr Hussein called it quits at Citizen TV in October 2019, where he worked for 10 years while Ibrahim left KTN News in 2017.
The media industry has housed multiple outstanding personalities over time, some who had to make exits we never saw coming, others whose chemistry lured fans to tune in to this station or that channel only for the end to come too soon.
Be it on TV, be it on radio, Kenyans have had to witness some of the most unpleasant goodbyes among media couples, leaving wounds that might never get healed unless these duos make major comebacks. Let’s start off:
The tale of Lulu and Kanze is one of best friends who we never ever thought would part until the latter landed a lucrative State House job in 2018 where she has been working since. Meanwhile, Lulu was paired with her beloved, Rashid Abdalla.
3. Kalekye Mumo and Shaffie Weru
Kalekye and Shaffie was one of the most popular and favorite radio duo Kenya has ever heard, with personalities perfectly complementing each other but unfortunately, the Kamba doll had to leave in 2016 as Shaffie paired with Adelle Onyango.
4. Victoria Rubadiri and Larry Madowo
A speculated screen chemistry many hoped would blossom into a love story without an ending, only for Larry to soon after leave NTV for BBC in 2018, where he has since been making major moves.
5. Olive Burrows and Dennis Okari
Olive Kalekye Burrows was one lady who stirred lots of controversy after an alleged screen chemistry with Dennis Okari just after his marriage with Betty Kyallo had started becoming wobbly, before the two were eventually separated on air.
6. Andrew Kibe and Kamene Goro
The unfortunate story of Kamene and Kibe is one that probably still hurts, a match so perfect but it had to be done in June 2020 after Kibe handed in his resignation, thereafter getting replaced by Jalang’o.
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