KTN News Reporter Wins Award, Recognised Among 100 Influential Personalities

  • Saada Hassan
    KTN News Reporter Saada Hassan after receiving TMM Award on Friday, November 25, 2022.
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  • KTN News Health reporter, Saada Hassan was on Friday, November 25, recognised for her exemplary performance.

    The Muslim Media (TMM) emerged as the top in Health reporting

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Hassan expressed gratitude to the Islamic community for the honour that was bestowed upon her.

    "There are many things I would say about this award but what I am most grateful for in my career and life is the people who have walked with me, taught me the ropes of professionalism," she expressed.

    Manzu and Saada Hassan
    A photo of KTN News Anchor Ali Manzu (left) with Health Reporter Saada Hassan (right) at Standard Group PLC Nairobi CBD offices.
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    Hassan was awarded after a rigorous selection process that included nomination by members of the public.

    The reporter's stories on health and the environment were identified as those that greatly impacted society.

    At the event, which was largely sponsored by local corporate organisations, Hassan recounted the strides she has made in her journalism career.

    "I'm grateful to sources who have opened their hearts to me and allowed me to tell their stories," the media practitioner noted.

    She also acknowledged the role played by her seniors in the industry and her close relatives who have always stood by her.

    "I'd also like to honour my mentors who kept holding my hand, correcting and opening doors of opportunities," the health reporter added.

    Hassan joined Standard Group PLC in May 2019, over three years ago. 

    She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree specialisation in Health Development Communication from the Multimedia University of Kenya.

    The Muslim Media Award also recognised Mombasa businessman, Suleiman Shahbal's, contributions to society. Shahbal was elected to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) on November 17. 

    A collage image of the KTN News studios.
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    In a statement released on Friday, November 25, Shahbal thanked the organisers and asked Kenyans to support each other during these difficult economic moments.

    "I'm honoured to be recognized by The Muslim Media (TMM) as one of the 100 most influential Kenyan Muslims.

    "I commend it for choosing to celebrate all of us in the event that brings together the Muslim community," Shahbal noted.

    Among those who won the award is Mombasa County Medical Services Chief Officer Dr. Khadija Shikely, who was recognised for her leadership in the medical industry.