Most Fashionable Journalists In Kenya

  • A collage of NTV's Fridah Mwaka, KBC's Shiksha Arora and Citizen TV's Lulu Hassan
    A collage of NTV's Fridah Mwaka, KBC's Shiksha Arora and Citizen TV's Lulu Hassan
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  • Kenyan media is a force to reckon with in the global mass communication industry. Media houses in the country have invested heavily in their branding as well as their workforce, keeping the audience yearning for more.

    With the increase in the number of television stations, journalists strive to distinguish themselves in the highly competitive industry, hence prioritizing dress code alongside garnering mass followers. 

    Media personalities don exquisite attires to match their eloquence and grace on the screen. 

    Lulu Hassan 

    Lulu has been hailed as television’s queen of fashion owing to her exemplary sense of style making a fan-favourite and eliciting admiration from her viewers. 

    Accompanied by her husband Rashid Abdalla, the power couple often clad in matching outfits made of bold prints giving them a pop of colour during their broadcasts. 

    The duo is dressed by renowned suit maker George Ouma of GjeyMavazi Designs. He has also worked with other journalists such as Larry Madowo and Trevor Ombija.

    Lulu won the Couture Africa Most Stylish Female TV & Radio Personality Award in October 2020 and has maintained her style in and out of the studio.

    Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan on August 23, 2020.
    Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan on August 23, 2020.
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    Lulu Hassan

    Shiksha Arora

    The KBC presenter is known for her bubbly personality and dancing antics during her Friday show. She is a fashionista in her own right.

    The journalist is among the creme-de la-creme of best-dressed journalists as she does not shy away from rocking bold African prints, as well as her Asian heritage regalia. 

    “Before identifying myself with my Asian roots, I first recognise my Kenyan blood. I, therefore, identify myself as a Kenyan with Asian roots,”she stated in a post on her social media pages.

    File image of K24 TV anchor Shiksha Arora at a photoshoot
    File image of K24 TV anchor Shiksha Arora at a photoshoot
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    Fridah Mwaka

    The NTV news anchor owns a fashion house dubbed House of Kichuna launched in 2019, through which she sells and markets suits and dresses. 

    Mwaka, in a past interview, noted that her passion for fashion dates back to her campus days at Daystar University where she designed African-themed clothing for fellow students.

    She further told Kenyans.co.ke that she purchases the high-quality suits and dresses she wears during the live bulletin. Her employer, Nation Media Group, further grants her a wardrobe allowance. 

    Former KTN News anchor Fridah Mwakah
    Former KTN News anchor Fridah Mwakah.
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    Jeff Koinange

    The newly crowned most stylish Male Media personality by Couture Africa for 2021 has been on the spectrum of the most well-dressed anchors for a number of years, rocking sharp suits and bowties. Koinange drips elegance.

    “Wow! I am humbled and honoured. Thank you for voting me as the Most Stylish Male Media Personality,” he stated after winning the award in November 2021. 

    It comes as no surprise that the revered anchor, being one of the highest-paid media personalities in Kenya, affords to personally fund his dressing. Koinange purchases cashmere cardigans from luxury brands such as Hugo Boss.

    He has quite the expensive taste, often being spotted with different suits for the live bulletin. The award-winning anchor owns a Kshs2.2 million Ermenegildo Zegna piece.

    Koinange is also an avid country music fan. He has a closet full of its regalia from cowboy hats, flannel shirts, and cowboy boots.

    Renowned journalist Jeff Koinange at the Citizen TV studios
    Renowned journalist Jeff Koinange at the Citizen TV studios
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    Jeff Koinange

    Yvonne Okwara

    Okwara enters the league of best dressed, recently winning the Couture Africa Most Stylish Female Media Personality of 2021.

    She works with Kenyan designers and creatives in the photography and makeup industry, who work to bring her dress code to life. 

    The Citizen TV anchor appreciated the massive support she received after winning the award. She also lauded her dressers and congratulated her counterpart Koinange for his recognition as well.

    “You may now address me with this title from now on. Thanks to all of you for voting,” she stated in a post on her social media account.

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    Citizen TV anchor Yvonne Okwara in an Instagram post dated September 27, 2021
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