5 Famous Journalist Duo in Kenya & How They ‘Unexpectedly’ Split [PHOTOS]

5  Famous Journalist Duo in Kenya & How They ‘Unexpectedly’ Split [PHOTOS]

Kenya boasts a multitude of media personalities contributing to impactful journalism, but a distinct group stands out, reshaping history through collaborative endeavors.

Despite enduring partnerships, co-anchors and presenters often part ways, mainly due to the dynamic shifts in Kenya’s media landscape.

The reshuffle of journalists across various media stations results in unforeseen separations and intriguing new partnerships.

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In this segment, Times Digital explores the unexpected splits among Kenya’s media duos that got everyone by surprise.

5 most famous media duos’ break-ups in Kenya

Kalekye Mumo and Shaffie Weru 

Radio personality Shaffie Weru and former radio queen Kalekye Mumo once formed a dynamic duo that captivated KISS FM audiences, effortlessly grabbing the attention of their youthful fans.

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Their chemistry was prominently on display as they helmed The Morning Kiss show.

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However, the unexpected departure of Kalekye Mumo, who decided to explore new personal ventures like PR business, not only surprised her dedicated fanbase but also sent ripples through the entertainment and media industry.

The abrupt change left listeners and industry insiders wondering about the future of the show and the unique dynamic that the duo brought to the airwaves.

Andrew Kibe and Kamene Goro 

In mid-2020, Andrew Kibe made a definitive departure from the radio landscape, bidding farewell to his role at Kiss FM, where he co-hosted a morning show alongside Kamene Goro.

Sharing insights on his departure during a podcast episode, Kibe candidly disclosed that his decision to exit radio was rooted in feeling emasculated, shedding light on a personal aspect that led to his departure.

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The announcement of Kibe’s exit from Kiss FM stirred surprise among their dedicated listeners, who had come to appreciate the dynamic chemistry between him and Kamene Goro, forming a formidable duo on the airwaves.

Larry Madowo and Victoria Rubadiri 

Viewers who enjoyed the dynamic duo of Larry Madowo and Victoria Rubadiri on NTV can attest to their undeniable working chemistry.

The closeness between them was so apparent that when Larry announced his departure from Nation Media Group, fans fervently pleaded for him not to leave Victoria behind.

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Larry joined international media house CNN, leaving Victoria Rubadiri at NTV. 

Alex Mwakideu and Jalang’o 

Langata member of parliament Felix Oduor alias Jalang’o and Alex Mwakideu gained a quick recognition for their on-air chemistry while hosting at Radio Maisha as one of the top radio host duo within months.

However they made a big change in 2018 when they joined Milele FM, where they remained Kenya radio’s dominant force.

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Their successful partnership at Milele FM endured until 2020 when Jalang’o made the unexpected decision to depart from the station.

This move surprised many Kenyans, signifying a notable break from his long standing collaboration with Mwakideu.

Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena

For many years, the two female Citizen TV news anchors fostered an organic on-screen chemistry that flowed naturally off camera. Their love of journalism brought them together, and their friendship grew beyond the workplace. Unfortunately, Kanze Dena’s appointment as State House spokeswoman under former President Uhuru Kenyatta brought a stop to their collaboration. .

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In addition to being an emotional farewell for the 2 co-workers, Kanze Dena’s departure sparked feelings among the Kenyan audience.

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