NTV news anchor Fridah Mwaka has responded to a section of Kenyans who criticized her attire when she presented the Swahili bulletin on Wednesday evening, June 2.
NTV's Fridah Mwaka claps back at Kenyans who criticized her outfit on air
A number of Kenyans said her jumpsuit was inappropriate.
Blogger Robert Alai and a number of viewers took their criticism to social media, terming Mwaka’s matching blue and yellow jumpsuit as inappropriate.
They argued that the outfit was too casual for the 7pm news.
After the evening bulletin, she fired back with a common Swahili phrase “Watasema mchana; Usiku watalala. (They will badmouth you in the day but they will be quiet and sleep at night)”.
The NTV anchor is considered as one of the most fashionable anchors in Kenya, known for her custom-tailored professional outfits.
Kichuna's passion for fashion began when she was a student at Daystar University, where she created African-themed apparel for her classmates.
"I learnt to tailor from my mother who taught me how to be self-dependent. After Campus, I set up the House of Kichuna and that's where I make the outfits I wear on-air," she revealed in a recent interview.
News anchors are under constant pressure over their appearance due to the nature of their job and having to appear on camera on national TV stations.
As a media personality one battles people’s expectations of living the perfect life, in terms of relationships, career and even in fashion sense.
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