Crazy replies after news anchor Linda Ogutu begs for dry firewood on social media to keep the cold away 

If you are familiar with Khaligraph Jones song “Miti” that he dedicated to Betty Kyalo, then you definitely know what “kuni” means.

KTN news anchor Linda Ogutu was recently a trending topic after stepping on Twitter to post a cheeky tweet asking where she can get firewood.

The popular news anchor surprised many after asking for firewood in Swahili and you all know what that means to Kenyans.

Oguttu tweeted,Mtu anisaidie na kuni imekauka kapsaaaa…. Hi baridi makaa na heater haziwezi….”


A majority of Kenyans had a filled day with the tweet giving her all kinds of suggestions that doesn’t relate to firewood.

Here’s how Kenyans reacted:

People just read between the lines, but with the cold weather i think she meant she needed firewood to keep his fire burning for warmth to keep going. Maoni yangu” Malik Otiende.

“So you confirm Kuni is not same as kuni kuni – Firewood. @lindahoguttu should take note”Pal Jeff.

Be careful nyako, you may be misunderstood and put yourself and others in profound peril. Speaking for the dried firewood suppliers.

“Najua mahali unaeza Pata Kuni mzuri ..Slide DM we talk business Linda” Kariuki Michael.

“UK alisema ile Upuzi iko KENYA ni kama fwaken……. tena umeitisha kuni dry dry !!!!!” Cliff

“Be careful Nyako, you may be misunderstood and put yourself and others in profound peril. Speaking for the dried firewood suppliers” Nelson Havi.

Linda Ogutu begs for firewood in Swahili, But thanks to Khaligraph Kenyans know only one “Kuni”

News anchor Zindzi Kibiku blasts lawyer Ahmednassir for claiming Kenyan TV ladies are picked according to booty and beauty 

KTN News anchor Zindzi Kibiku had a heated back and forth exchange with vocal lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi after his recent claims that TV anchors in Kenyan are picked not according to their skills or brains, but according to their beauty and body curves.

The lawyer took to Twitter to claim that TV stations now focus on the two things unlike in the past when true skills were honored.

“Saw this & realized we have many professional ladies i.e Anne Soy, Beatrice Marshall, Sophie Ikenye, Catherine Wambua etc with foreign media & judged on their professionalism, while our local girls on TV seem hired on the size of their bosom & booty,” wrote Abdullahi on Twitter. 

The KTN news anchor wasn’t impressed with his statement and fired back saying that it’s a claim that has been there for long and guys should stop now.

“This is becoming old and outright disgusting.” she said. 

The lawyer fired back, “You can only debunk this with empirical data…then I will listen. Hysteria and emotions won’t help…so go ahead…I am waiting!!!”

“Your statement is equally based on emotions and generalizes all women in broadcast journalism. Share your empirical data too. Then we compare notes. Yes?”  Kibiku replied. 

Women in media

She also went on to explain how women have been subjected to scrutiny when they land such positions.

“Look, for the longest time women in TV have been sexualized and their intelligence downplayed but that’s not where the story ends. There are so many talented female journalists setting the pace. They are brilliant and beautiful. We make no apologies,” she told SDE.

“More than ever our local newsroom have dark skin women with natural air might I add. This is a big win. Small girls can see and appreciate their beauty because they can see someone they relate with,” added Zindzi.

Yet another K24 news anchor quits after landing lucrative deal 

With five more months to go, the year 2018 has gone into the books as one that experienced the most movement from all Kenyan media house employees.

Presenters and anchors have been leaving stations left right and center as they go for greener pastures and other reasons. K24 news Anchor Ian Wafula is the latest news anchor to ditch his media house.


It’s not clear where he’s headed but word has it that he got a lucrative deal from BBC.On Instagram he posted the message alerting his followers that his time at the station was done.

“Last day @k24tv. It has been a great 3 years hosting Alfajiri, The Daily Brief and covering 2017 Elections. Great team turned family. Looking forward to my next move. Soon.” shared Ian Wafula.

In December 2015, Wafula parted ways with KTN where he had started as an intern and joined K24 to host Alfajiri alongside Amina Abdi.

Abdi later moved to NTV to replace Larry Madowo on the Trend. Wafula’s announcement comes just days after fellow news anchor Maya Hayakwa left the station.

Doreen Biira shares that she will return to TV despite top government job, Says she wants to work with Julie  

Former KTN news Anchor and official East African Correspondent for Deutsche Welle (DW) Doreen Joy Biira is thinking of making a comeback to TV but didn’t give a specific date or year for that matter when it might happen.

The anchor ditched media early this year after getting a fat offer from Ministry of Mining where she handles the communication office.

The view

Fans wanted to know if she’s making a comeback soon to which she said she will definitely do. And when she comes, she hopes Julie Gichuru will be her colleague.

“Will you return to TV? I’d like to see you on ‘The View’ kind of set. Name 3 co-hosts you’d like on that show?” A fan asked in a Q& A session with fans.

Doreen replied:

“Yes I will return to TV and ‘The View’ kind of set is a good thought for sure. The three co-hosts I would like on the show include Nancy Kacungira, Rosebell Idaltu Kagumire, Adelaide Changole and Julie Gichuru.”

Ann Ngugi: My dream is to see my daughter stand strong on her own even when I am not there

BBC presenter Anne Ngugi has come out to share about motherhood and raising her daughter who had a birth defect called congenital hydrocephalus.

In an interview with the The Star, the former KTN presenter shared that she wants to see her daughter stand on her own because she’s different.

Her daughter, Angel, was born in 2004 and is a talented singer and recently released a song called Tuko Sawa which is a collaboration with a girl who became blind while growing up.

“They teamed up to tell the world what they go through and remind them that ‘wako sawa’. It is a song I am sure every youth is gonna embrace and love,” said Ngugi.


Grown up

She also opened up on raising her saying that she always lets Angel makes her decisions.

“I have learnt to respect her space and the kind of girl she is growing to be, and I have allowed her to talk and express herself. I don’t want to be this kind of a mother who always assigns. It has been great because she understands she is different from other kids. When we go out to mentor people, she is able to express herself very well. As a mother, my dream is to see her stand strong on her own, even when I am not there, and never allow anyone to point fingers at her, telling her she is different.” she said. 


KTN’s presenter Makori: I spent a lot of money chasing girls

KTN presenter Mike Makori might have exposed Susan Kaittany recently for not paying him after MCing in an event she organised. That money, according to Makori, might have gone to women and booze anyway had it landed in his account.

The presenter has come out to publicly share that he had money issues and used to spent most of his earnings chasing sex and expensive parties.

It took me a while to make certain realizations in life. One of them was about money. You can do well and make money without showing it to people. Money is not about how much you make, it’s really about how much you save and how less you spend it. Not forgetting to let it work for you. One of the biggest problems I had was that I used to spend a lot of the money I make at the club or chasing girls. Brokenness galore,” he said in a series of tweets.

No more balling

Mike Makori

He added that now he knows how to manage his money and doesn’t mind just drinking a beer.

“These days when I go out I’d rather be that guy with one beer the whole night but comfortable knowing that I have limited my expenses. I think everyone can attest to how good it feels to know that you’ve spent the bare minimum on an indulgence,” said Makori.

Senior anchor Yvonne Okwara ditches KTN for Citizen TV

It seems like while other media companies are losing, Royal Media Services is still wining big.

After acquiring top journalists from NTV, the media company will now be adding Yvonne Okwara-Matole from KTN, sources claim.  Her impending departure comes after Joe Ageyo, who was the KTN Managing Editor, took up the role of Editorial Director at RMS.

Other journalists who have joined RMS’ include Jamila Mohammed and Victoria Rubadiri.

Okwara will be returning to a company where she started as a Radio journalists almost 11 years ago. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Zoology, Botany and Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Betty Kyalo’s stalker pens emotional message after getting blocked: I want to keep you and never let you go

A guy, who has been obsessed with news anchor Betty Kyalo for a long time now, seems to forget he’s just another contender in a long list of men who are having sleepless nights trying to figure out how they can become the next Okari.

Naphas Masia — his social media name — became ‘too aggressive’ on social media while trying to flirt with the sassy news anchor prompting her to block him on all platforms.  She also spoke to her enemy– Susan Kaittany, a thing that pissed the news anchor. That’s what all stalkers get anyway.

Betty Kyalo with flowers from a stranger who sent them to his office

But it seems Masai has not lost hope and is optimistic one day, Kyalo and him will be one.

“She blocked me on social media because of some issues. You do know that Betty is no longer pals with Susan Kaittany? Well, I was pals with both of them, and when she found out that I had gone to meet Susan, she got angry and blocked me,” said Masai who spoke to HotSecrets. 

“Betty and I talk. I meet her at various events. We do know each other. We talk all the time. I even have her number. We chat all the time on WhatsApp. I just want you to tell her I love her.”

Penned a short letter

After being blocked, Masai, who is a Kenyatta University law student, took to social media to show that she still loves the anchor and hopefully they’ll start taking again.

“Dear Betty Kyallo, I will always be there for you, fight for you and try to make sure you smile. You know that I love you with all my heart, I want to keep you and never let you go. My love for you is like corruption in Kenya, it will never end.”



KTN news anchor Yvonne Okwara was once a waitress being paid only 150 bob 

News anchors have been sharing their journey in the media industry lately explaining how they managed to rise from humble beginnings to become the successful anchors they are today.

After Citizen TV news anchor Lilian Muli came out with her story, KTN’s Yvonne Okwara has now shared hers saying that she used to as a waitress before joining the media industry.

Taking to her twitter handle on Monday, April 9, she narrated how she began employment as waitress at Walkers restaurant earning just but KSh 150 daily. This is after the founder of The Goode Group Al Kags asked people over 35 years to share their first jobs.

“Goodmorning over-35 YO professionals (whichever field). Let’s do some mentorship here – or #twentorship (I know terrible) for the 20YO here. What was your first job like? What did you do? How much were you paid? What was your daily routine like?” he asked.

Use every opportunity to learn

The news anchor also shared that thirst of knowledge is the key reason why she has grown over the years.

“First job was at Walker’s Restaurant at Reinsurance Plaza. Waitress. Earned 150bob a day!” confessed Yvonne Okwara

She added:

“I know, right? Restaurant opened at 9 am. We had to be in at 7 am. Closed at 8 pm. Stayed till 10 pm to clean up. All for 150 bob. But I learned a lot. To respect wait staff and dealing with people! Smile goes a long way. Earned more in tips this way! Mungu ni mkubwa. Hard work. Humility. Passion. Plus using every opportunity to learn is what is key. There is a lesson in everything.” 

Lilian Muli opens up on her first job: This is the only person who believed in me

It has been a long and tough journey for Citizen TV news anchor Lilian Muli. The popular anchor started her journey at KTN as a 24-year-old lady straight from campus and not many believed in her.

In a long post on Instagram, Muli shared that Lands CS Farida Karoney was the only person who believed in her and kept pushing her to work harder and shine while everyone else doubted her.  Karoney  was the managing editor then at KTN.

Age is just a number

In the post, Muli went on to add that people should neither let their age nor gender limit them in becoming great in their respective fields.

Lilian Muli during her KTN days

“Wide eyed…24 years old and I was given an opportunity to stand with media giants and report and anchor the news with them at KTN my first employer,” she captioned the photo that also had the late Ahmed Darwesh,Beatrice Marshall, Louis Otieno and others.

“The one person who believed in me Lands CS Farida Karoney who was then the Managing Editor at KTN everyone else said I was too young or too this and that. Don’t let your age, gender or social status stand between you and your dreams keep pursuing them someone somewhere will believe in you.”