Top Media Personalities Who Ditched Their Jobs for Government Position

People are always looking for greener pastures in their job search.

This is the same case among some Kenyan media personalities who left good jobs in the media industry to take government jobs and politics.

Here is a list of media personalities who ditched the airwaves.

Kanze Dena

The soft-spoken presenter has been appointed as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU. Her role includes taking leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding and press.

With expansive newsroom leadership experience, Ms. Dena has been tasked to focus on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery of the Big Four agenda.

 Gathoni Wa Muchoba

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Kiambu Women rep is a woman of many hats, before ditching the media for politics she worked for stations such as Kameme Fm and later Inooro Fm.

Gathoni who is a first-time politician has not had it easy after finding herself on the wrong side with the public due to ‘untamed ‘ comments that did not settle well with her people.

Mohammed Ali

Respected investigative journalist Mohammed Ali won the hearts of Kenyans not only on the screens but also on the ballot after emerging winner in the highly contested 2017 elections.

Ali won in the election making him the Member of Parliament for Nyali, something which did not come easy as there was a court tussle.

 Sabina Chege

She is both beauty and brains having worked as a presenter for local channels such as Kameme Fm and Coro Fm apart from being an actress and a video vixen.

She is a second-time women rep and her political star is only starting to shine and we hope she makes the sky her limit.

Walter Mongare

Known to many as Nyambane, the funny man came into the limelight during his days as a comedian with the group Redykulas and later joined the Nairobi county as director of communication.

A position he served with zeal before being replaced, he was also a presenter with a local show ‘The Big Breakfast ‘ which he hosted alongside Caroline Mutoko.


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