Kenyans React After Lulu Hassan Co-hosts News With Husband Rashid Abdalla

  • Citizen TV "power couple" Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla on Sunday made their grand debut by co-anchoring Nipashe Wikendi for the first time.

    The coupling of Lulu and Rashid was part of the Royal Media-owned station's relaunch termed as an "undeniable shake-up of the Kenyan media space".

    The couple who are famed for their impeccable command of Swahili and their wealth of experience in their previous newscast roles did not disappoint on Nipashe Wikendi.

    [caption caption="Lulu Hassan, Rashid Abdalla with the Director of Strategy and Innovation Linus Kaikai"][/caption]

    Following the taking over of the weekend Swahili news bulletins by the journalist couple, Kenyans took to social media applauding the great anchoring and apparent positive vibes between the two.

    Citizens TVs new face is amazing congratulations you guys..!

    — kefiankefa (@Kefa49040244) July 23, 2018

    tutahang kwa taarifa msana kiswahili kigumu bt this combinatination is dope

    — MAry Muthoni Maina (@MAryMuthoniMai8) July 23, 2018

    Not even CNN can rival this....excellent journalism

    — Hannah Mukua (@HannahMukua) July 23, 2018

    Sio sura mpya tu bali sura mpya na ya kupendeza tu kiasi cha haja.

    Nawatizama nikiwa Maua, Meru.#CitizenLipoJambo

    — Luoi Bundi Tony (@luoi_tony) July 22, 2018

    #NipasheWikendi leo imekuwa moto kama pasi ya jirani, @KoinangeJeff alishasema. @LuluHassan na @RashidAbdalla, mumetesa saaaaaaaaaaaana. #CitizenLipoJambo @citizentvkenya

    — Kinyua Abala (@AbalaKinyua) July 22, 2018

    #CitizenLipoJambo u guys look amazing

    — Joan shee KIGWA (@KigwaJoan) July 22, 2018

    Kiswahili kinatendewa haki.#LipoJambo

    — Ole seret (@kenseret) July 22, 2018

    Mpenzi mtangazaji

    — Catherine Mbinya (@kate_mbinya) July 22, 2018

    Hapa kuna raha ndani ya #CitizenLipoJambo, mnapendeza Emba nimetulia kando kuwatazama kweli Lipo Jambo si vijimambo

    — Abraham lukorito (@AbrahamLukorito) July 22, 2018

    Woow a great combination #CitizenWeekend joined with love

    — david ndegwa (@david_ndegwa2) July 22, 2018

    a perfect replacement for Kanze Dena.

    — Beverly (@Beverly56128665) July 23, 2018

    They delivered! Soo proud of Lulu & Rashid !

    — SilentVoice (@Silent_VoiceKE) July 22, 2018

    Yap i've seen live love today,rashid & lulu,you are incredible,,,,lulu acha kublash#LipoJambo

    — bever kamonya (@BeverKamonya) July 22, 2018

    Elated, Lulu had welcomed Rashid "home" following his joining Citizen TV from NTV making the pairing of the couple a remarkable move in the Kenyan media scene.

    Lulu could not hide her joy as she was all smiles throughout the entire newscast wowing the hearts of Kenyans.

    Among the changes that Citizen TV has implemented include the scrapping off of Power Breakfast and Citizen Extra shows.

    The new program line up will now feature two new programs DayBreak and Sema Na Citizen that will air from 6 to 10 am and from 11 to 2 pm respectively.