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CITY GIRL: Lessons from celebs going through a rough patch - Nairobi News - 11 months ago, 23 Feb 18:48

By: Njoki Chege

I watched with a lot of sorrow the story of Mr Louis Otieno. Louis was the ultimate television anchor when I was growing up. Suave, well-spoken and just the right shade of dark, his voice lit up millions of living rooms during the 9pm bulletins. Today, Mr Otieno, is a shadow of his former self. His gait is weak, his voice is shaky and his confidence is gone. Kenyans were equally shocked to read the story of Mr Swaleh Mdoe, a news anchor with Citizen TV, who put up his kidney for sale to raise money to take care of some “pressing financial problems.” If Mr Otieno was the king of 9pm news bulletins, Mr Mdoe was the undisputed champion of the 7pm news. Known for his hilarious “tafakari ya babu” vignettes, laced with life lessons, Mdoe could easily be synonymous to Swahili news anchoring in the country. Am I ...
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