CNN newscaster Larry Madowo was almost caught up in a shooting incident in Florida on Monday.
The shooting took place along the Hollywood Sidewalk, where nine people were shot.
Police have launched a manhunt for three suspects they believe could be behind the attack.
Madowo was at a restaurant on the Hollywood Oceanfront Broadwalk when the shooting happened. He took to Twitter to share his experience, saying that he and his companions could have easily been caught in the crossfire if they had not been so hungry and picked the first restaurant they saw.
“We were at a restaurant on the Hollywood Oceanfront Broadwalk in Florida when a shooting happened down the street,” Madowo tweeted. “I took this picture as we ate. We could have easily been part of US gun violence statistics if we weren’t so hungry & picked the 1st spot.”
The shooting occurred on Memorial Day, a day when many people are out and about enjoying the holiday. The shooting is a reminder of the gun violence that plagues the United States.
In a statement, the Hollywood Police Department said that the shooting was “an isolated incident” and that there is no threat to the public.
The police department is asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.
The shooting is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We hope that the police are able to apprehend the suspects and bring them to justice.
Through their local point man, Larry Madowo, CNN has shone the spotlight on former national 7s rugby player Dennis Ombachi better known as the Roaming Chef and we love to see it.
The former player has become a social media star after hanging his boots and starting to create content teaching people how to prepare delicacies international audiences consider Africa (ethnic) and we Kenyans consider our kienyeji food.
Don’t get it twisted though, Dennis Ombachi can throw down even for foods from other cultures… It’s tough writing about cooking as you can doubtless tell but I gave it my best shot. Anyway, here is the interview CNN carried out:
This rugby player swapped his boots for an apron, and is now known as the “roaming chef” to millions of social media followers. pic.twitter.com/hjpdnAfsG6
After Elon Musk’s twitter takeover, there’s been numerous changes to the app. To begin with, Elon has dealt with pseudo accounts quite well.
But there are always pros & cons that come with change. Through Twitter Blue, participating organizations will need to pay a $1,000 a month subscription fee, and individual users will have to pay $8 a month to maintain their verified status. Users who are part of paying organizations can also be verified by being associated with them.
That being said, celebrated news reporter Larry Madowo is not going with the flow. The talented anchor now claims he’s ready to risk losing his verified twitter account with over 2.4 million followers since he’s not willing to pay the amount.
”I have no plans to pay for Twitter Blue at this time and neither does CNN. Twitter says my blue checkmark will soon disappear – after 12 years of being verified. Anyone will be able to create an account in my name and get it verified for $8. What could possibly go wrong?”
And it’s evident that most verified people on twitter won’t be able to uphold their blue ticks as they’re not in agreement with Elon Musk
This time things have gone a lot better as the artist has matured and Larry Madowo is now with a bigger media entity. But his fans on social media refused to let him live it down and what easing him about how this time was different.
All in all it was in good fun as the journalists and artist seem to have struck up chemistry and had a good old time.
Celebrated TV Journalist Larry Madowo has for a long time been rumored to be gay for the fact that he’s not married at his age. Traditionally, at 35, a man should have a wife; if not children. Despite being one of the most successful Kenyan journalists, Larry Madowo still remains single.
The only time that we thought he was falling in love is during his mesmerizing moments with Edith Kimani. The two could hang out together; getting all cosy and even share suggestive captions.
Both of them left fans questioning their ‘friendship’ thanks to their latest photos shared online where they appeared all lovey dovy.
Well, the photos shared by Edith come as a big surprise to their fans; especially with how secretive the two have always been when it comes down to their personal lives. However, Edith through her Instagram page shared a few steamy photos to which she captioned;
” My sweet @larrymadowo”
Let’s not forget her caption on Larry’s 35th birthday; where she poured her heart out at him.
Even though Larry doesn’t seem to fancy marriage, it’s high time he re-considers the same. He once tweeted;
”Apparently marriage is the ultimate achievement & is supposed to tie you down. What utter nonsense!”
We understand he wanted to be a priest before his flourishing media career. But in the grand scheme of things, time is running out for Larry and he should make haste in getting a wife- if not kids.
Celebrated media personality Larry Madowo is in grief after losing his grandmother. The CNN international correspondent and presenter had previously shared that his 96 year old grandmother was seriously ill.
He added that one of his uncles succumbed to COVID-19.
“I had just finished filming at a crammed ICU treating critical Covid-19 patients in Uganda’s capital of Kampala last month when I learnedthat my uncle Justus had himself died of the virus across the border in Kenya. I was heartbroken and angry.
Larry’s grandmother had been on a ventilator for over four weeks.
In a story the journalist penned on Wednesday, July 21, Madowo noted that his heart sinks every time he gets a call from a relative saying that he usually anticipates bad news.
”Every time I see a call from home, my heart sinks. I always fear that they’re ringing to say that my grandmother has died. She has been on a ventilator for four weeks and my anxiety is near breaking point. ”
Larry Madowo Mourns
He has now shared the sorrowful news on his social media;
”My grandmother, the family matriarch, our heartbeat, my comedy partner, the dearly loved Francesca Madowo has joined the ancestors.
I am numb. My heart has been ripped from my chest. Light has gone out of my life. Nind gi kwe, min Omollo”
His grandmother’s death comes just weeks after Larry received promotion to his new workplace CNN; as an international correspondent. This was just among his tremendous achievements this year.
Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo has bagged yet another major promotion at CNN. The celebrated journalist has been elevated from CNN’s Nairobi-based correspondent to the network’s international correspondent; barely two months after he joined CNN.
Trusting The Process
He expressed his joy on his social media as he updated from Nairobi-based correspondent to international correspondent.
Before joining CNN, he served as BBC’s North America Correspondent in Washington. Where he covered some of the biggest world stories on the big screen.
Madowo left BBC to take up a new position with CNN as the network’s Nairobi-based correspondent. While exiting BBC, Madowo admitted he enjoyed reporting from the U.S. and around the world but noted it would be a real privilege to return to covering Africa.
Larry’s tremendous journey in the media has been one of the most successful ones; which has made more people to admire his gradual progress.
Madowo started his journalism career at Kenya Television Network (KTN) at the age of 20. He has been exceptional but the last three years of his journey has been outstanding.
Most people are now inquisitive about Larry’s secret and how he manages to soar every time.
Below are some of the reactions from Kenyans on Twitter;
Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo is winning big! The celebrated media personality was previously hired by BBC as a North American correspondent. This time, Cable News Network (CNN) have poached him as a Nairobi-based correspondent.
Having worked previously for several Tv stations including NTV, Madowo has had a vast experience in the media industry. Being hired by CNN is a dream come true for him.
“I have long admired CNN International’s award-winning coverage, and I’m honoured to be joining such a talented team. I look forward to sharing the full spectrum of life in one of the most dynamic parts of the world with CNN’s global audiences”
The announcement was made by CNN’s vice president of News Gathering and Managing Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Deborah Rayner, in a press release today.
The vice president praised Larry for his impeccable prowess in diversifying his journalistic skills.
“Larry is an experienced journalist whose expertise across politics, business, entertainment and hard news stories will play into our diverse coverage of East Africa and beyond”
Madowo started out his career at the tender age of 20; where he worked for local TV stations and moved to host popular shows like ‘The Trend’.
Larry is currently setting the pace for Kenyan journalists with his great achievements. All the best to him!
Not once, not twice have journalists been spotted on camera sharply dressed in suits, only for the cameras to give the wide view and everything goes bazaar.
So what happens, is, the news anchor in question, has their formal shirt and tie in place, complete with a coat, only for it to turn out that the guy is either having some funny color of shorts on the bottom or some loose sweatpants.
1. Larry Madowo
During his time at NTV, back in 2016, Larry pulled a first one after appearing during 9pm news bulletin in a half-suit and red shorts during a live in Mombasa. He paired the attire with some sandals.
The guy is fond of the habit, just the other day, while broadcasting for BBC News right from the comfort of his home, the kid had a formal shirt and a coat on but below put on some grey shorts. Hilariously captioning: “When you’re going live on TV from home but might hit the pool after”.
2. Salim Swaleh
The NTV’s senior journalist’s case is something that went viral, anchoring 7pm news bulletin from his home’s sofa but when you just thought he had taken it so seriously, the guy later appeared on full screen with only a pair of shorts on his bottom.
3. Willis Raburu
Raburu’s case is just an exceptional one. The guy more often than not prefers his sweat pants to any formal trousers, but he can keep up with the formal shirt, coat and tie. Not once, has the guy been spotted wearing sweatpants during a live broadcast.
4. Mark Masai
The popular NTV journalist was recently anchoring the 1pm news bulletin from home, but opted to ditch the formalities for a more casual home-like look. With his white shirt, tie and waistcoat on, the guy had grey sweatpants on his bottom paired with red slippers.
Larry Madowo just clinched a plum role with International broadcaster BBC World News following recent developments.
Days after interviewing American business magnate, Bill Gates and barely weeks after bagging the prestigious 2020 Philip Greer Award, Madowo’s basket continues to bring him nothing but life’s richness.
This is after his recent announcement to fans, narrating how he was brought up in a family that could not afford just a TV. But today, he stands to anchor news to a global mass courtesy of his new role at BBC World News.
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.
Larry Madowo is undeniably one of the most accomplished journalists Kenya has had in recent times, moving from a local news anchor to sitting one of the most famous and wealthiest individuals the world has today.
His recent announcement shook the Internet after revealing he would be interviewing American business magnate, Bill Gates all day today across the BBC, on TV and radio and anyone across the world regardless of where they are would be able to have access to it.
With the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions globally, Larry who would be situated in Washington, DC, would have the online interview with the Microsoft co-founder who is in Seattle, as they discuss issues around the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The former NTV journalist’s big break came when he joined BBC in April 2018, from his role as prime time news anchor and talk show host at NTV.
The kid was initially the business editor in the BBC Kenya bureau before taking up a position as BBC’s Africa Business Editor. A role he doubled alongside his Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University in New York which he completed in 2019.
At first, he was shocked how the BBC would get an African to cover the American election but he tried his luck now that the offer was already on the table.
Days, weeks went by until recently when he confessed that BBC had erected barriers to prevent him from using some commonly offensive racist words in his news reports, to refer to someone who had publicly and unapologetically use the same word.
The BBC didn’t allow me, an actual black man, to use the N-word in an article when quoting an African American who used it.
This was after the BBC boss, Tony Hall recently apologized for a news report from their end containing racial slur that was broadcast and ended up offensive.
Larry had one question:
… a white person was allowed to say it ON TV because it was ‘editorially justified’..[why?]
You already know where I am headed, Kenyans did not spare him wisdom and their timeless advise.
But either way, the bottom line was that the derogatory word should never be used by anyone regardless, in the first place.
The 2018 list of most influential Kenyans has finally been released and not many Kenyans are agreeing with it.
The list, which has been done by local company Avance Media Africa, has different personalities in the list ranging from bloggers, comedians to musicians aged from between 15-40 years.
Surprisingly, Wilkins Fadhili, his allegedly ex-lover Ruth Ambogo and controversial politician Steve Mbogo are in the list. The three have been in all kind of controversies in the recent past few days which have tarnished their names. Famous personalities such as Larry Madowo, Njugush, Amina Abdi and Betty Kyalo appear on the influential list.
KOT have heavily criticized the list wondering who comes up with such lists majorly because of Wilkins Fadhili who was recently exposed as a fraud.
James Odu was among many people who were trapped in DusitD2 hotel when assailants stormed into the facility and unleashed horror.
Odu took to Twitter to announce that he had been trapped inside the DusitD2 complex, he sought to find out from the outside world what was happening.
Odu never made it out alive, he was among people who were killed by the gunmen who fired indiscriminately at anyone they saw.
BBC journalist Larry Madowo took to social media to mourn Odu’s death, he reveals that his friend was killed on the eve of his birthday.
“My friend from university was killed on the eve of his birthday. This was his last tweet. He was one of the nicest, happiest people I’ve ever met. Rest well, Odu, nind maber. The world is better because you lived ?,” wrote Larry Madowo.
My friend from university was killed on the eve of his birthday. This was his last tweet. He was one of the nicest, happiest people I’ve ever met. Rest well, Odu, nind maber. The world is better because you lived ???? https://t.co/V547LhdS5W
More Kenyan journalists have come out to condemn New York Times, they are yet to pull down the photo which sparked fury from Kenyans.
Larry Madowo, Julie Gichuru, James Smart all took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with New York Times’ defiance and sheer ignorance.
It is a sad fact that international media view Africa with a skewed lens. For decades they had a thirst for African conflict, disaster & desperation. They have evolved but they still do not recognise DIGNITY in coverage of the AFRICAN. They must learn.#NYTimes#RiversideAttackpic.twitter.com/Y1feyHIUwE
.@nytimes never gives "a clear picture of horror like this" by publishing pictures of dead bodies in gun attacks in US. Please remove that picture on this story its insensitive, shows double standards, and quite frankly a BS explanation of nonsense. https://t.co/vjsadljlTN
TV host Ciru Muriuki announced her decision to quit K24 on 1st August 2018. She used to host K24 Alfajiri together with Jeff Mote and Serah Teshna.
Ciru and Jeff Mote quit NTV’s the Trend on November 2017 to join K24. The two left NTV just after Trend’s former main host Larry Madowo called it quits.
“I’m about to wrap up my final time co-hosting K24 Alfajiri. I am so honored to have worked on such a great show with such a great team! @iamjeffmote and @serahteshna keep killing this morning TV game! I’m super excited about the next phase of my career. Dreams do come true. #k24alfajiri,” wrote Ciru Muriuki.
Ciru has since joined BBC, the same media house where her BFF Larry Madowo works. Larry holds a senior post at BBC, he is the head of BBC Africa Business desk.
Ciru has also reunited with former colleague at K24 Ian Wafula who also recently joined BBC after Larry Madowo challenged him to seek greener pastures.
Larry Madowo and Victoria Rubadiri were the most captivating duo on TV before they quit NTV altogether. The anchors’ light moment on NTV has caught the attention of ‘The Joel McHale Show’.
For starters, The Joel McHale Show is an American comedy web television series that takes a look at pop culture and news through celebrity guests, comedy sketches and video clips.
The show’s host Joel McHale was amazed by a clip of Larry Madowo and Victoria Rubadiri reviewing Ugandan movie – The Expendables.
The Expendables Ugandan version is a spin-off of American series of ensemble action films written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
The Ugandan version however uses computer graphics to create action, and is totally hilarious. Larry Madowo couldn’t stop laughing while reviewing the film and the light moment on NTV was picked by Joel McHale.
Larry Madowo picked a fight with Ezekiel Mutua because of the lesbian movie that was banned in Kenya. The moral police banned “Rafiki”, a lesbian love story directed by Wanuri Kahiu.
Mutua explained that “Rafiki” was prohibited in Kenya because its homosexual theme demonstrates clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law.
Larry taunted Mutua when “Rafiki” became the first Kenyan film to be selected to screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Hopelessly conceited leader
The former NTV anchor savagely condemned Mutua in an article he wrote on The Washington Post. He said Kenya’s content regulations is maiming the industry.
“If the Oscar-winning performance by Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years A Slave” was in a Kenyan movie, her film probably would have been banned for being too obscene. That is how dumb Kenya’s content regulations have become, with an overzealous censorship board and a public that seems to believe any material it disagrees with should be banned. The tone-deaf Kenya Film Classification Board and its hopelessly conceited leader Ezekiel Mutua (who once compared himself to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.) clearly have support from the top ranks in government,” wrote Madowo in part.
The moral police fired back at Larry Madowo in a tweet. Mutua says Larry has no moral authority to lecture anyone about life, family or Godliness.
“@LarryMadowo is a successful journalist but he is no paragon of virtue. He has no moral authority to lecture anyone about life, family or Godliness. Get a wife Chief and settle down!” Ezekiel Mutua tweeted.
Larry Madowo is making money moves a few weeks after resigning from NTV Kenya. The renowned journalist made his exit shortly after his disagreement with the Nation Media Group’s management and editorial leadership.
According to Larry Madowo there was lack of editorial independence at the media house and for this reason he had to find greener pastures!
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