Here is K24's New Line-up After Poaching Rival [PHOTOS]

  • K24 Studios in Nairobi.
    K24 Studios in Nairobi.
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  • K24 TV, will on Monday, June 22, unveil a new team of presenters, having successfully snapped up the top cream of presenters from rival station, Switch TV.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, one of the former Switch TV presenters set to be unveiled at the Mediamax-owned station spilled the beans on at least of 5 presenters set to make the switch.

    Get to know the 5 new K24 TV presenters below:

    Diana Rose

    The bubbly former health reporter and news editor at Switch TV will now join the health reporting docket at K24 TV, where she will also take up the role of producer.

    Diana Rose.
    Diana Rose.
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    She holds a degree in Communication from Daystar University and a French Diploma (DELF A2) from Alliance Françoise de Nairobi.

    Her career began in 2012 at the Nation Media Group as a broadcast TV reporter at QTV, the defunct Kiswahili broadcaster. Prior to joining NMG, Diana was an intern at KBC Radio-Taifa and Shine FM.

    Giverson Maina 

    A former host of the Africa Focus programme, the bilingual reporter and news editor, will be joining K24 TV as a reporter, presenter and producer.

    He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Graphic Communication and Advertising from the Moi University.

    Giverson Maina.
    Giverson Maina.
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    The skilled producer started out as a reporter at the Kenya News Agency before swiftly carving out a name for himself in the media industry.

    Daniel Kituu

    Having served as a Swahili news anchor at Switch TV, Kituu will take up a similar role at the Mediamax-owned station, where he will also work as a News Editor.

    The Lamu native studied Electronic Media at the Mount Kenya University as well as Corporate Communication at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

    Daniel Kituu.
    Daniel Kituu.
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    Abuller Ahmed

    The sports enthusiast had been serving as a Swahili News Anchor, Editor and Sports Presenter, famed for his Dikodiko Viwanjani programme at Switch TV.
     
    He is set to be unveiled as a Swahili News Editor and Anchor at K24 TV.

    In November 2018, Ahmed surprised the media industry when he took to social media to announce that he was leaving KTN for Switch TV.

    He thanked his fans and colleagues for working closely and supporting him during his three-year tenure at the Standard Group PLC-owned broadcaster which he joined after being ranked among the top three contestants for the talent search show, “The Presenter season 2”.

    Abuller Ahmed.
    Abuller Ahmed.
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    The journalist is a graduate of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

    Nicholas Nduti

    He was serving as the supervising editor at Switch TV, before his latest move in which he is set to join K24 TV as News Editor.

    Nduti is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi where he attained a Masters in Communication Studies.

    Raiding rival media houses to snatch up talent is not uncommon in the Kenyan industry, with several household names known to have moved across major rivals.

    Citizen TV, renowned for hiring the best talent in the market, bolstered its news line up by poaching Trevor Ombija from NTV and Zindzi Kibiku from KTN, in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

    In July 2019, Media personality Anne Kiguta made her comeback on television screens after leaving Citizen TV, when she appeared on K24 where she currently hosts the hard-hitting Punchline Show.

    At the time, she joined Betty Kyallo- (recently quit), who was poached from KTN  and Rose Gakuo who was snapped up from KBC.

    Nicholas Nduti.
    Nicholas Nduti.
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