Purity Museo Leaves KBC

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    KBC lead anchor Purity Museo
  • News anchor Purity Museo has left the national broadcaster, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

    Museo announced her departure from KBC on Tuesday night, May 17, after anchoring the bullet alongside her colleague, Tom Mboya.

    The KBC anchor also made the announcement on her official Twitter account, thanking God for the opportunity to be on screen as well as for becoming a source of reliable news to millions of Kenyans.

    KBC News Anchor Purity Museo pictured while in studio. April 4, 2020.
    KBC News Anchor Purity Museo pictured while in studio. April 4, 2020.

    Museo also thanked Tom Mboya for working alongside her as well as teaching her the ropes since he is a veteran in the industry.

    "For everything, there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. It’s been a great honour working for the national broadcaster, KBC Channel 1, for the last 3 and half years. It’s another season for me. Glory to God. Thank you my viewer, thank you KBC," she wrote.

    Kenyans.co.ke has learnt that Museo will be joining the Mombasa Road-based Kenya Television Network (KTN) which is owned by the Standard Media Group.

    Her new roles include anchoring news and producing and reporting on health shows, which was also her speciality at KBC.

    Museo was anchoring the 9pm bulletin alongside Tom Mboya - who made a comeback to the national broadcaster a year ago after it rebranded.

    In an interview with Kenyans.co.ke in 2020, she recalled her humble beginnings and her rise to being celebrated by the public for her confidence during interviews.

    Her story began in Tseikuru, a village in Mwingi, the home to former Vice President, Kalonzo Musyoka.

    "I knew from as early as my days at Musavani Primary School - I'm sure you've never heard of it - that I wanted to read news on TV," she narrated.

    "I remember I even used to ask my mum if there was a way I could just head to journalism school immediately after sitting for my KCPE. We used to watch CNN's Zain Asher and she just fuelled my passion even further," she added.

    KBC news anchor Purity Museo in an Instagram post on September 1, 2020

    She attributed her success to hard work and a desire to complete what she starts.

    "I knew that nothing would be handed to me on a silver platter and that is why I worked hard and found my way to Ebru TV where I was looking for an opportunity even as a volunteer. I knew by telling the gate guards I was looking for a job would be a sure way to have my dreams scuttled at the entrance," she narrated.