The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Why Citizen TV has pulled Swaleh Mdoe from news anchor role

Reason Citizen TV Swahili anchor Swaleh Mdoe is going to be off air until further notice

Swaleh Mdoe

Swaleh Mdoe, a familiar face in the media industry, has recently found himself at the center of attention after Citizen TV, a leading television station under Royal Media Services, made the decision to pull him off air indefinitely.

This surprising move has left many viewers wondering about the reasons behind the decision and what it means for Mdoe's media career.

Mdoe, known for his distinctive voice and charismatic presence, has been a prominent figure on Citizen TV for many years.

He has been a trusted news anchor, delivering the latest updates to millions of viewers across the nation.

ADVERTISEMENT

His professionalism and dedication to his craft have earned him a loyal fan base and made him a household name.

However, sources have confirmed to the news desk that Mdoe has been temporarily pulled from his anchoring duties.

More details state that Mdoe will continue to report to work as usual.

ADVERTISEMENT

The decision to pull him off air has undoubtedly raised eyebrows and sparked speculation among viewers and industry insiders alike.

Reports also indicated that Mdoe missed a 1:00 p.m. bulletin on Tuesday, January 23, citing a medical emergency which his supervisors were allegedly unaware of.

Mdoe's media career, however, extends far beyond his role as a news anchor. He has also made a name for himself as a versatile journalist, with experience in both print and broadcast media.

Prior to joining Citizen TV, Mdoe worked for various reputable news outlets, honing his skills and establishing himself as a credible and respected journalist.

Over the course of his career, Swaleh Mdoe has amassed a plethora of achievements and accolades.

ADVERTISEMENT

His exceptional reporting skills have been recognized both nationally and internationally. Mdoe's ability to immerse himself in the stories he covers, shedding light on important issues, has earned him numerous awards.

He has contributed news stories, features and reports for the London-based shipping magazine, Ports International (1997-2002), Los Angeles Times (USA), Uhuru, and The Express newspapers both in Tanzania and in the local newspapers. Swaleh was a member of East African Foreign Correspondents Association (1993-1999).

Currently, he is a member of the Media Council of Kenya and Kenya Editors Guild.

He has earned several awards and accolades notably among them being by Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) Journalists of the Year Awards as the News Anchor of the Year (Kiswahili) for the year 2003 and again in 2004.

ADVERTISEMENT

He won the favourite TV Male Presenter Award for four consecutive years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 in the youth premier awards, Chaguo La Teeniz Awards(CHAT).

Also in 2004 Daystar University, awarded his a recognition award, The Star of Excellence Award. In July 2009, he was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador of Culture by Jamhuri Peace Foundation, a programme under UN Habitat.

Between 2012 – 2016, he was a commissioner for ACALAN ( which loosely translates in French as the African Academy of Languages) a specialised body of the African Union assigned with the task of developing and promoting the use of African languages as a pragmatic means of fostering African integration.

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Details of Daniel Koikai's burial held a week after Jahmby was laid to rest

Details of Daniel Koikai's burial held a week after Jahmby was laid to rest

Lilian Ng'ang'a at 39: Juliani exudes pride as he shares how wife enriches his life

Lilian Ng'ang'a at 39: Juliani exudes pride as he shares how wife enriches his life

5 money management skills to borrow from Njugush

5 money management skills to borrow from Njugush

Natalie Githinji on how boyfriend's death affected her & why she stays upbeat on camera

Natalie Githinji on how boyfriend's death affected her & why she stays upbeat on camera

Auditions & live recording dates for Churchill Show's newly launched season

Auditions & live recording dates for Churchill Show's newly launched season

Eddie Butita loses YouTube Channel hours after declaring stand on Finance Bill

Eddie Butita loses YouTube Channel hours after declaring stand on Finance Bill

Salim Swaleh's Biography: Early life, Iran journey, family, media success & scandals

Salim Swaleh's Biography: Early life, Iran journey, family, media success & scandals

Netizens react after Butita declares his stand on Finance Bill

Netizens react after Butita declares his stand on Finance Bill

Michelle Ntalami turns 40, celebrates birthday with 5 divine coincidences

Michelle Ntalami turns 40, celebrates birthday with 5 divine coincidences

ADVERTISEMENT