National broadcaster KBC is set to unveil a star-studded line-up in its upcoming relaunch after raiding rival media houses.
The new line-up features a mix of veterans and talented youngsters set to grace the screens in the next two weeks with the relaunch date set for 14 June 2021.
The new line up includes Tom Mboya, Catherine Kasavuli, Badi Muhsin, Cynthia Nyamai and Fayaz Kureish.
Former K24 TV news anchors Shiksha Arora, Ahmed Juma Bhalo, Fred Indimuli, Nancy Onyancha and former NTV anchor Harith Salim are also in the line-up.
The news anchors have been polishing up, ready to take the national broadcaster to the next level upon the relaunch.
“(They) are waiting for a relaunch sometime this month. Probably June 14. For the past one month, (there) were rehearsals and pairings of news anchors. Now (they) all know (their) co-anchors and the days they will be in air.
“Some of Kenya’s veteran anchors are making a comeback to the screen. All big names,” confirmed the source.
In its restructuring, KBC hopes to gain from the experience of talented veteran Catherine Kasavuli who is part of the Citizen TV success story.
It has also recalled eloquent Swahili news anchor Badi Muhsin who is credited with aiding State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena’s career.
Tom Mboya is a familiar figure who polished his skills at Citizen TV and K24, rising to the top of the media industry.
Arora, Indimuli and Onyancha, on the other hand, left K24 TV in June 2020 after falling out with the broadcaster’s management over pay cut.