Ali Mtenzi started out his career at Nation Media Group in the year 2000 where he worked as a reporter and Swahili translator for both television and radio.
Between 2001 and 2007 he worked as the Associate Editor at Standard Group's KTN where he came up with the famous Political Satire Kukuru Kakara za Kisiasa and Kiswahili talkshow Mandhari ya Wiki.
From there he joined Citizen TV as a Senior Editor. He served in that capacity along with the Nipashe team up until 2012.
While there, the Kukuru Kakara za Kisiasa changed to Hekaheka za Kisiasa and Mandhari ya Wiki changed to Mseto wa Wiki.
He worked as a broadcast journalist with BBC World Service between 2012 and 2013.
In 2013 he joined K24 as the Deputy Managing Editor as well as a Swahili anchor.
Mr Mtenzi is an accomplished author who was recognised for the book "Ni Rangi Tuu" by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation in 2015.