Fired K24 TV Anchor Reunites With Colleagues at KBC

  • Former K24 TV anchors Karen Kibet (left) and Shiksha Arora
    Former K24 TV anchors Karen Kibet (left) and Shiksha Arora.
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  • The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation's television outlet, KBC, has continued with its expansion drive after signing a former K24 TV sports anchor Caren Kibet.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on Monday, August 9, Kibet confirmed that she has inked an infinity deal with KBC and is scheduled to begin anchoring the news the same day.

    She further noted that she will be hosting the sports edition of popular prime time bulletins at KBC running from Monday to Friday.

    "I will be doing the prime time sports news every Monday to Friday. I will just be alone.  I will be doing every sports edition of the prime time news," she explained.

    New sports anchor Karen Kibet poses for a photo at KBC studio.
    New sports anchor Karen Kibet poses for a photo at KBC studio.
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    Kibet, a celebrated sports journalist confirmed that she was excited to meet her former colleagues at Media Max who have since decamped to the state-owned broadcaster.

    "I am excited to be back doing what I love most. I thank God that he saw me worthy. I join my former colleagues from K24 TV. I am so excited to go reunite with them."

    "While offscreen, I started my own sports show on YouTube called Inside Sports to keep my passion alive," she added.

    In 2019, she was among Kenyan journalists who travelled to Egypt for the AFCON 2019 competition.

    Kibet was among over 100 K24 TV journalists who were shown the door in June 2020 after the expiry of a redundancy notice that had been issued by the management.

    At KBC, she joins her former colleagues including Fred Indimuli, Shiksha Arora, Ahmed Juma Bhalo and Nancy Onyancha.

    The anchors were unveiled in mid-June alongside veteran news anchors including Tom Mboya, Catherine Kasavuli, Badi Muhsin, Cynthia Nyamai and Fayaz Kureish.

    On June 21, 2021, the state broadcaster unveiled a state of the art studio in order to accommodate the high-wattage anchors, the state broadcaster spent millions in the revamp of its studios.

    A source from the station confirmed that the station invested in a state-of-the-art studio facility as part of its upgrade that also included the acquisition of new talent. 

    Former K24 TV anchor Caren Kibet
    Former K24 TV anchor Caren Kibet.
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