Kiss FM presenter Kamene Goro has opened up about the day she ran to weep in the washroom immediately after presenting a bulletin on TV.
While appearing on Churchill Show on Sunday, March 14, Goro noted that she dashed into the toilet to cry after hosting her first ever news bulletin after joining Ebru TV.
She narrated that even though she studied law in school, her heart was always in the media industry and she idolised former Citizen TV News Anchor Julie Gichuru.
"My mother drove me into that office that Saturday morning, I did not even know how much I was going to get paid. I started working as a field reporter," Kamene recalled.Radio presenter Kamene Goro pictured at a car yardFile
She noted that she was extremely nervous at first and was mentored by a manager at the then newly launched station where part of her duties was to write scripts and do screen tests.
"He trained me every day. I'd write 10 scripts a day and he'd go through all of them. I'd enter the studio to do all those screen tests three times a day until he said, 'Now you are okay,'" she added.
After she was cleared to go on air, Goro noted that she hosted her first bulletin on the day her mentor and best friend, who also worked as a news anchor, died.
"The first day I ever went on screen in Kenya, is the day she passed away. The first news item I ever had to read the day that my dream was coming true, was that of the death of my mentor and one of my very best friends. It was one of the hardest bulletins.
"I remember I left that bulletin, went to the bathroom, sat on the floor and I cried. I could not believe, how was my dream coming true, on the day of my biggest tragedies," the lawyer-turned-journalist recounted.
The media star noted that the experience was especially tough because while on TV, she was expected to maintain a straight face.
She was aged 21 years old at the time and was the youngest news anchor in the whole country.
She, however, overcame, the challenge and was the sole news anchor at the station for a while in which she would read both the 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. news bulletins.
Kamene rose to become a head anchor at the station after its expansion and had a prime time news slot but walked away from it all after falling in love.
She briefly moved to Tanzania with her lover before returning to the country after her marriage ended via a Whatsapp message.
The radio presenter joined NRG Radio before transitioning to Kiss FM where she currently hosts the breakfast show.
Below is the video of her narration:
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