Kanze Dena Opens Up on Prayer Meetings at State House

Kanze Dena is the astute and well-spoken Statehouse Spokesperson who has inspired Kenyans with her life story that can serve as a motivational movie.

One of the reasons that she has been able to grow and thrive the way she has is her faith. How has her new job title affected her, especially when it comes to serving her president and God?

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Kanze-Dena

In an interview with a local radio station, Kanze revealed that there were currently no sessions for Bible Study at the president’s residence but that the staff conducted their own fellowships. She added that she wasn’t able to attend the meetings due to the busy nature of her job;


I may not be able to attend the fellowship but I know the topics they discuss and also I brought my Bible to the office for personal reading.

She also added that since she took up the job, the National Anthem became part and parcel of her daily prayers, saying;

Now that I hear it (the National Anthem) over and over again it has become my personal prayer. It is what I actually use to pray for the country. The words are empowering and essentially what we thrive for as a nation.

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Kanze is one of those people is a force to reckon with. A woman whose rise from the bottom to the top deserves an ode from us. In an interview with another local radio station “A story a Day”, she revealed that:

I went into some kind of depression. I felt unworthy for almost a year, I was battling self-esteem issues, seeing like God did want me to continue being Natasha’s mother. I was very hurt by the incident, after that, I came back to Nairobi and I was able to get admission to study Mass Communication.

The mother of one has since overcome her depression and today she is proud of who she is. After a lot of soul searching and digging deep into God’s word, she has been able to gain strength.

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Kanze-Dena with her son

The past two years have been great for Kanze as she has got the highly desired State House spoke-person job and then got married this year.

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Check out husbands of your favorite news anchors – Photos

We take a look at the men who have managed to win the hearts of your favorite  Kenyan news anchors. They have chosen to do life with them.

A wise man once said

A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does. Loves him in the day like a sister does and please him like a prostitute in the night.

 

1. Kanze Dena

Kanze Dena recently got married to the love of her life Nick Mararo. She has one child from a previous relationship.

2. Lulu Hassan

Lulu is married to Rashid Abdallah who is also a reporter with Citizen TV.

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3. Yvonne Okwara Matole

The Citizen TV reporter is married to Andrew Matole.

Andrew was allegedly once married to one Alice Manyola Matole sometime back and they have three children, Linda, Faith and Emmanuel.

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4. Anne Ngugi

BBC reporter Anne Ngugi is married to Hypolite Nyogbia with whom she has twins with.

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Anne Ngugi and her husband

5. Mwanaisha Chidzuga

The sassy TV host is married to Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana with whom they have three kids.

Mungatana recently lost his first wife Violet Mungatana.

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He was at one time married to former Miss Kenya Cecilia Mwangi.

 

6. Zubbeida Koome

The talented news anchor is married to Kelvin Koome and they tied the knot in 2009.

Zubeida Koome with her hubby Koome and their daughter.

7. Lilian Muli and Jared Nevaton

The two have a son together, they are not officially married yet.

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Lilian Muli with Jared Nevaton

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‘I can’t handle a 0-3-month-old baby after my daughter’s death’ – Kanze Dena

Kanze Dena has on a few occasions talked about the death of her first born years ago, but she is yet to overcome the loss.

In the past, Kanze had talked in detail about what transpired before her daughter died.

“She woke up at night, the one thing that stood out that my mum keeps saying is she never used to pass stool in the night.

But this particular night, she woke up and she passed stool. Normally, when she woke up she would be playful but this night she just lay still.”

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Kanze’s mum panicked, she tried to wake her up.

“The baby came back to life, smiled at my mum and passed out.Since then my greatest fear is handling a 0 to 3 month old baby.”

I slept on the floor for months after giving my pastor my bed, alleges woman

During a recent interview with parents magazine Kanze opened up on how her loss also affected her relationship with Lulu Hassan.

 “When Lulu had her second born, I was like let me do this. Unknown to her I pulled out to date.

She never figured out why I pulled out.

To date me and her last born have never bonded as much as her first born. That is because I pulled out. It really got to me.

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At some point  I found myself always crying I figured the best thing was to stay away. To date I still cannot handle a 0 to 3 months baby.”

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Here are things you didn’t know about Kanze’s new husband Nick Mararo

State House spokesperson Kanze Dena said ‘I do’ to the love of her life Nick Mararo over the weekend, leaving Team Mafisi heartbroken.

Kanze, who is a single mother of one, is loved by many for her charisma and humility and Nick is a lucky man to have landed such a jewel.

Many have been wondering who Nick is and what he does. Worry not as we’ve got you sorted. Here is all you need to know about Nick:

1.He is from Nyeri county.

2. He is 36 years old, while Kanze Dena is 39 years old.

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3. He went to Nyeri High school and completed Form Four in 1999.

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4. He is a communications expert

Nick is the CEO of Mobilesure Kenya.

MobiSure is a mobile medical insurance firm targeting the poor. It offers medical insurance cover whereby customers buy daily cover through their mobile phones as airtime.

It is set to partner with small private hospitals, clinics, and leading hospitals and hospital chains as its agents to offer the service.

5. Owns Prestige Magazine

It is a luxurious lifestyle magazine. It covers a wide range of topics from travel, cultures, to fashion and food.

6. Dating Kanze

A close source to Mararo and Kanze said the two have been dating for close to two years.

7. Very private

Nick is very private. No social media print. He kept his relationship with Kanze a secret and even after their wedding, none of them has shared photos from their nuptials. Their engagement was also kept under wraps.

8. Very social

Mararo is very social despite not being active on social media. He hangs out at top city social joints.

9. Music lover

Just like anyone else who loves specific type of music, our source tells us that Nick Mararo is a Mugithii fan.

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Sorry gentlemen Kanze Dena is off the market after walking down the isle

Harusi tunayo.

State House spokesperson Kanze Dena walked down the aisle today in a super secret wedding in Kwale.

The news reaching Classic105.com is that Kanze wed her longtime bae, Nick Mararo.

Sources claim that Nick is the CEO of a tech company known as Mobilesure Kenya.

Apparently, the festivities of their big day began on Friday and ended on Saturday.

In a past interview, Kanze revealed that “I believe in the institution of marriage and I believe that each one of us has our roles. They are clearly spelled out in the Bible.”

The traditional wedding was attended by the who is who in high society and was kept hush-hush as Nick paid dowry and wed Kanze in a traditional wedding.

It is not yet clear if there will be a white wedding yet.

Keep it here as the story develops.

Meet Kanze Dena’s stunning sister,her beauty can make one sin(photos)

Miss Universe Kenya 2018 event was held at Sankara Nairobi on 3rd Saturday and Kanze Dena’s gorgeous little sister participated.

Elsie Stephens, joined the race to become the next miss universe Kenya. She emerged the third runner up.

As Miss Universe title went to drop gorgeous Wabaiya Kariuki.

Elsie had earlier announced her decision to join the modelling world as she shared her strenuous workout routine.

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While at the event, she courageously battled for the title as other Queens did.

The title of Miss Universe went to one drop gorgeous Wabaiya Kariuki who will proceed to fly the Kenyan flag high in Thailand.

Here is a photo

1st and 2nd runner up michelleopiyo and elsie_stephens ..

Below are some of her photos away from the runway and isn’t she gorgeous?

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Elsie Stephens

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Kenyan celebrities who are parents to teenagers: Photos

Celebrities live their life in the limelight but most of them keep their children away just to protect them from constant public scrutiny which may harm them at times.

 

1. Wahu

Gospel artist Wahu who is married to Nameless is a proud mother to a teenage daughter Tumiso who recently turned 12. The couple also have another daughter Nyakio, 3.

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2. Kanze Dena

Kanze Dena is among celebrities who’s kids are in their teens and pre-teens and she cannot hide her excitement as she watches her son grow into a fine young man.

He recently turned 12 and among the things he wants his mum to take note of is

1. No hugging hugging all the time.
2. Don’t call me baba/baby etc call me by name
3. I would like to have Control of my wardrobe… 4. Please allow me to have opinions and make decisions…. Am your son …but not a baby…

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3. Lady Bee

Gospel artiste Lady Bee is among celebrities with kids is past their teens. Bee’s daughter has already graduated from University and looking at the two of them you would be forgiven for thinking the two are actually sisters.

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4. Kathy Kiuna

Rev Kathy Kiuna is a mother of three with the last born son having turned 18.

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5. Frasha

Frasha is a former member of P-unit, who is also a physiotherapist who has worked in hospitals such as Aga Khan Hospital. Frash and daughter

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6. Robert Burale

Burale, who is a pastor-cum- MC and fashion consultant is not only a father to a teen but also a single father doing his best to bring her in the best way possible.

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7. Celina /Catherine Kamau

Celina is a proud mother of one. Her son turned 12 early this year.

Celina with her husband Philip and son

 

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Lulu Hassan’s husband Rashid Abdalla message to Kanze Dena will move you

Rashid Abdalla, former NTV presenter has finally confirmed that he’s an employee of the Royal Media Services.

Abdalla, who is the husband of Lulu Hassan, will be co-hosting Nipashe Wikendi with his wife after Kanze Dena’s departure.

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Kanze addressed the nation yesterday for the first time after she was appointed the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kanze Dena steps out looking sharp for her first day at work as deputy spokes person

Kanze also bid farewell to her supporters in style.

“If God has done it for me it’s a clear evidence that He can also do it for you and if you believe God will change your life this year just type God remember me this year,” she wrote on Facebook.

In another post, she revealed that Rashid Abdalla had replaced her.

“Friends it’s now confirmed I didn’t leave you lonely. My friend Rashidy will replace me. Who will help me welcome him?”

Wow! The two will be the first ever husband-wife pair on Kenyan TV.

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The multi-talented anchor, who is known for his mastery of the Swahili language took to social media to shower Kanze with praises and he wrote:

“#sisemikitu Umevika taji thamani ya bidii, uvumilivu, subra na ucha Mungu. Umevika taji thamani ya lugha teule ya Kiswahili. Nami sikuviki taji la ukoka ninapokupa hongera kwa kuthamini asili na jasho lako. Asante umeipa heshima @kanze_dena nami nakuzimia sigara.”

Kanze Dena and Lulu Hassan have been the best friends for the 15 years they’ve worked in the media industry.

Lulu Hassan penned a heartwarming message to Kanze on her departure leaving many shading tears of joy.

Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena

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Kanze Dena steps out looking sharp for her first day at work as deputy spokes person

Weeks after landing a state job former Citizen TV presenter Kanze Dena has finally started her official duties with a press statement at state house.

Kanze landed the job after President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed her as Deputy Government Spokesperson working together with Manoa Esipisu who is the government spokes person.

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Details of the farewell party for Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena

In her first assignment Kanze captivated many with her usual fluent Swahili but what we could not help but notice is her changed wardrobe.

Away from her usual dresses and skirts she was rocking a smart blue suit.Check out how she rocked it in her first day at work and borrow a few tips for your next job.

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Kanze got emotional during her send off party at her former place of work  when she had to bid her friends good bye .

During the farewell she encouraged her fans with an encouraging post below and the battle is just beginning for her

“The Journey of life…its one that no one knows the destination… No idea where the meanders are… The bumps.. Potholes.. Smooth roads.. Valleys and the rivers… The one thing I know is that you and I just can’t give up now.. We have come tooo far from where we individually started from… No one said the road will be easy…. What I don’t believe my dears is that God has brought you and I this far to leave us. ..#MaryMary..

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It’s baby number two for Citizen TV’s Lulu Hassan

It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena.

Kanze Dena left Citizen TV officially yesterday (Sunday 10th) and her pals surprised her with with a cake. She couldn’t hold her tears back, and cried hysterically.

But it’s not all tears of sadness, as Lulu seems o have been hiding some good news all this time.

She gave an emotional speech that paid glowing tribute to Lulu her co-host of 15 years.

Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena

Kanze Dena was appointed the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson.

Talk about major moves 2018!

Mercy Masika serenaded Kanze during the farewell, as she also took pictures.

 

At the background of the picture was a heavily pregnant Lulu Hassan. In their weekend show, Lulu has been sitting in a weird way and if you have noticed they have been not been standing.

Lulu and Kanze always started the show while standing at a cocktail like table. That was the first sign. When they have the kanganga talk on the floor alongside Bi Mswafari, you could tell she was not comfortable.

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Now that the secret is out, we wish her and her husband, Rashid Abdalla all the very best as they have their second child as a couple.

If you don’t believe me, see the picture below:

 

Details of the farewell party for Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena

Yesterday was TV girl Kanze Dena’s last day at the Maalim Juma based media station.

The multi-talented presenter, who started her journey at KBC and finished at Citizen TV, was recently appointed as the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson by President Kenyatta.

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Lulu Hassan (L), Uhuru Kenyatta (C) and Kanze Dena

“In this regard, I am pleased to announce that Ms Munira Mohamed, 40, has been appointed to the role of Deputy Head, PSCU, and Head of the Presidential Library.

In addition to taking charge of all broadcast and media production, Ms. Mohamed will lead a team to design and develop the library; develop storylines and themes for both permanent and temporary public exhibitions; carry out research work and collect material relevant to the Presidential Library, Museum and Exhibition Centre.

In this new role, Ms. Mohamed will work closely with the families of our nation’s first three President’s, as well as the State Department of Heritage, to decide on important speeches, papers, books, artworks, artifacts and other materials to preserve and exhibit.

2. As part of diversifying the voices from the Presidency, focusing the concept of messaging with purpose, President Kenyatta has appointed seasoned television news anchor Kanze Dena, 39, as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU.

Ms. Dena will take leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding and press. With expansive newsroom leadership experience, Ms. Dena has been tasked to focus on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery of the Big Four agenda.

The President believes the two women leaders will bring diversity, dynamism and infuse new energy into the PSCU whilst improving overall media relations with external stakeholders.

Overall leadership for the Presidential Communications remains with Manoah Esipisu, the State House Spokesperson,” read a statement by PSCU.

Kanze Dena, who is a role model to many, is known for her mastery of the Swahili language and we will indeed miss her on our screens. Dena and her co-host Lulu Hassan brighten our living rooms while presenting news and their Nipashe Wikendi segment, where they invited relationship expert Bi Msafiri to talk about issues affecting marriage, educated us.

Well, last night Kanze Dena bid farewell to her supporters for being there for her for the last 15 years as a TV presenter.

“Nashukuru Mungu kwa miaka hiyo kumi na tano amabyo nimeweza kukuletea taarifa za habari mtazamaji.

Ningependa kuwashukuru watu ambao wamesismama nami katika taarifa hii,” she said after presenting her last news on Cirtizen TV.

Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena

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Kanze went ahead to thank the Managing Director of Royal Media Services Wachira Waruru for holding her hand in the media industry.

“Hii talanta nilipoianza nikiwa KBC nilikuwa na mkurugenzi wachira Waruru. Amenishika mkono siku zote hizo mpaka leo,” she added.

Just after she was done giving her speech, Kanze Dena was surprised live on air by workmates from RMS. Gospel singer Mercy Masika led a section of employees of the top media house in song and dance as they made their way to the studio where Kanze and Lulu Hassan were seated.

The mother of one could not hide her joy and she broke into tears.

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Kanze took this time to advice Kenyans, urging them to be faithful.

“Ukiwa mwaminifu kwa Mungu naye anakuwa mwaminifu kwako. Anakushika mkono unatembea naye. Wakati ameaanda mpango juu ya maisha yako, mpango huo atautekeleza ikiwa utamruhusu na kutembea naye.

Nimoeona uaminifu wa Mungu kuotka nilipoanza utangazaji wangu mpaka leo hadi kule ninakokwenda najua ni mkono wa Mungu.”

Lulu Hassan wrote a heartwarming letter to Kanze Dena wishing her all the best in her endeavors and she described her co-host as her best friend and prayer warrior.

“WHAT PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU IS THAT YOU ARE A PRAYER WARRIOR AND THAT YOU HARDLY DO ANYTHING WITHOUT TELLING ME ‘LULU ACHA NIOMBEE HILI JAMBO’..AND YOU HAD THOSE INSTINCTS LIKE…’ROHO YANGU HAITAKI HUYU RAFIKI YAKO..THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PERSON WISH I HAD LISTENED EARLIER ON BUT BLIMEY SHOCK ON ME (STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY). I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE ALL BEING POACHED FROM OUR RESPECTIVE COMPANIES TO JOIN ANOTHER WHICH WAS OFFERING SOME LOFTY AMOUNT, WE WERE ENTICED TO SAY THE LEAST BUT BOOM! IN YOUR TYPICAL KIND OF WAY YOU SAID ‘’MAMAA DON’T SIGN LET ME GO PRAY FOR THIS LETTER AND BY MORNING I WILL TELL YOU THE WAY FORWARD…AND TRUE TO YOUR WORDS YOU DROPPED THE BOMBSHELL ‘MUNGU AMEKATAA LULU’ …AND SLOWLY WE WENT BACK TO OUR RESPECTIVE COMPANIES BACK IN 2013,” read part of Lulu’s letter.

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Check out messages from Kanze Dena’s supporters.

Lina_delta: This was so emotional😪 .. Sign of victory😍🙌

Wacherawa_kihia: WOW! This got me tearing up😪😪…..So emotional, yet happy 😍😍for this beautiful soul, @kanze_dena may God keep opening doors, for you girl. You DESERVE IT! Mola akubariki.

Jane Njoroge: I love her my God bless her @kanzi Dena and life story in women without limt it’s was so inspired to and changed me completely.kaze 😘😘😘

Tobby: Congratulations ND we wish you well and totally moved by the sermon be blessed

Mwangibabu: May the mighty hand of our God be with you Kanze ,you have really fought the real fight abundance grace

Roseoguya: If you keep doing good God will never leave you

Doreen Nasike: Mungu hajawai muacha mja wake, Lulu mola asimame nawe kwa muendelezo huu….kila la heri kanze

Danne Ondiek: Lulu Hassan all the best InshaAllah don’t feel alone.

Miriam Anyango: All the best kanze may God continue to uplift you we love you so me bye

Nanano: God is faithful, God is good, trust in Him He wl do wonders in ya life

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Friends to keep! Lulu Hassan reveals details about her friend Kanze Dena in a long post

Kanze Dena has landed a new job at state House and we are so excited for her.

This means she will no longer be working with close pal Lulu Hassan on Citizen Tv Nipashe.

Kanze has a new gig as the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson. Don’t know what that is? Read on.

The Swahili presenter, considered a role model by many has worked for  KTN, KBC, and Citizen.

Lulu Hassan has shared an emotional message about the two of them, leaving many wondering if there will be anyone to fill her big shoes.

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She has narrated in part her life together with Kanze Dena;

“If you ask me about Gods ways, I will affirm that God works in mysterious ways. God favors his people. I know this to be true because I have seen it through our friendship, which, I think, was more accidental than intentional. Whichever way it came to be, I am grateful that you came along.

I remember us sitting and giggling nervously when the news was broken to us, that we were the top anchors in the country, 4 years in a row. 4 years of holding our breath, perusing through news of the day before going on air, holding frantic conversations and arguing on random things. Nobody knows what it is like to be an anchor like those who have to go through the process, driven, often by a strong desire to deliver nothing but the best. It felt, strongly so, that our audience had done an audit of our job. And they had given us another reason to rise and be the best we could ever be. It is not easy. You know. I know.

Citizen Tv’s Kanze Dena breaks down in tears while narrating how she lost her daughter

We both knew, and you said it over and over again, that it was the favorable hand of God. I cannot agree more.

Yet even with the knowledge, we never at one moment took it for granted. It was not ours to be boastful, or be comfortable. No. There is something about our profession that I cannot quite define, but I think it has to do with the fact that your real boss is the audience. And they have the final say on whether you stay. To meet their standards is hard work. But with you, the journey has been gratifying.

Then came your appointment yesterday by the President and the reaction that has followed….as we perused through the comments and congratulatory messages and the never ending calls and what was coming from your mouth was ASANTE MUNGU.

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We have been friends for long for me to know what this comes down to. HUMILITY….. and never letting the “celebrity syndrome” be the driving force …See what has transpired now ?

We kept this news all under wraps for some time because our WHAT NEXT was haunting us as days passed by and yesterday it just dawned on me that woooahh this thing is real …after working together for about 5 years and a few months …I say thank you God for you know what we have been through and how our past looked like…

Lulu went ahead to narrate and even revealed how prayerful her partner has been. She will surely miss working with her.

“…pairing with you has been a blessing just as you always rightfully put it ..it worked both ways and I for sure knew your time is coming and that you are headed for greatness..Many would ask you ‘why aren’t you into the film industry like your friend and you would graciously tell them that that is not your calling and that God had plans for you but in different avenues….Alas!!…it came to pass

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What people do not know about you is that you are a prayer worrior and that you hardly do anything without telling me ‘Lulu acha niombee hili jambo’..and you had those instincts like…’roho yangu haitaki huyu rafiki yako..there is something about this person wish I had listened earlier on but blimey shock on me (story for another day)I remember when we were all being poached from our respective companies to join another which was offering some lofty amount, we were enticed to say the least but BOOM ! In your typical kind of way you said ‘’mamaa don’t sign let me go pray for this letter and by morning I will tell you the way forward…and true to your words you dropped the bomb shell ‘MUNGU AMEKATAA LULU’ …And slowly we went back to our respective companies back in 2013. And trully God works in mysterious ways. A few days later ..I would receive a call from my mentor and boss Farida Karoney..’wewe Lulu uko wapi ?..hii ni story gani nasikia unaenda …?.tukutane hapo Nairobi West..and the next minute am with you as a colleague ..news that you did not believe until you saw me at Maalim Juma Road..at first adapting was not easy……but you made me feel welcome but at no point did any of us think that two females would be paired to do news together.. I recall vividly that election day we were thrown huko kwa deep end after realising that there were no intros on the autocue and no proper autocue…we prayed and said lets do this !!!!Good Lord for 3hrs we stood there talking to Kenyans and we personally did not know about the impact and chemistry we exhibited..but i remember Willis Raburu telling me that ..eeeh dada mmesalimiwa na watu wa Kisumu wamewapenda sana.”

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adding;

“It would be followed by Waruru Wachira’s strong feeling that we were a good pair on screen. And just like that, that was the birth of the dynamic duo which I will forever be grateful to the entire RMS fraternity… The journey here has not been an easy one. You and I know that. I remember us having a hard time since we use the same tailor so obviously we would have dresses that were of the same shade and we would end up being matchy matchy and stuff and bosses were not so comfortable with it. What people did not know is that at no point would we decide what color to spot…etc but whatever we would carry from home would end up being matchy matchy… our makeup artists can attest to this… I celebrate you in so many ways. I will always remember how cautious you were about the length of your dress. How you would change many times over so that you had the right length on…’dadaa hii sitaki inanionyesha magoti…dadaa hii imenishika sana..dadaa hii nguo leo itabidi tumwambie director tukae kwa viti’That is Kanze for you !! She is the person who would go to great lengths to make sure that whenever am not well she is always there for me ..A case in point is when I gave birth to my second born who is 4years now she would do the daily visits.

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You would bring your cousin Zakia Nzai and leave her with me for a while and you would come back and pick her up ..all this was just to make sure that I was well attended to..that’s sisterhood!!!… During Ramadhan you would fast with me na tufunguwe pamoja just when we are about to read our weekend bulletin still puzzles many….. Mine is a celebration of our friendship, urafiki wa dhati, the kind that is far beyond good chemistry on air.

But you know what as always we have each others back and we prepared well on the WHAT NEXT…And i can proudly say am in good hands...😚😚😚😚😚😚”

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Am your son not a baby! Top 4 Conditions Kanze Dena’s Son Gave His Mom On His 12th Birthday

Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena is one proud mother who doesn’t shy away from sharing her family life with her adoring fans on social media.

The beautiful TV siren wowed her followers when she took to Instagram to share a list of conditions which her son, Amani laid down to her as he turned twelve years old.

As every teen growing up, there are things that our parents do out of love and care but back then we used to find them annoying or ’embarrassing’ since we thought we had outgrown them. For Amani, nothing is different.

According to Dena, her son woke up all excited after turning 12 and as a pre teen, he did not feel the need of being hugged severally, his mom being in control of his wardrobe as well as he no longer saw the need of being called baba or baby.

Read Kanze Dena’s post below.

 

Amani: ” Mum am officially 12 today a ‘PRE TEEN’ and some things need to change.. 1. No hugging hugging all the time.
2. Don’t call me baba/baby etc call me by name
3. I would like to have Control of my wardrobe… 4. Please allow me to have opinions and make decisions…. Am your son …but not a baby… Me: Sigh!

How fast he has grown… I can only thank God for thus far we have come…and I continue to profess Isaiah 11: 2 – 5 upon your life
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MWANAGU.

Kanze later posted a photo of the duo together thanking her online family for the positive birthday messages showered to his loving son.

The post read,

Thank you all for the birthday wishes to PRE TEEN… Thank you for the encouraging words on following the Terms and conditions of this New season.. All I have to say in my defense “Nilikubeba tumboni mwangu for 9 months.. wewe ni baba/baby Forever’…( isn’t that every mothers best defense line/blackmail line.. 😂😂😂)..
But I will support your new season ili usije kusumbua mtoto wa wenyewe in future.. 😂 …” Mbarikiwe wapendwa… Happy Sunday.. Lots of love
#thankfulseason
#countingmyblessings
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How Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena will keep alive the memory of her late mother and father

 

A week ago, Swahili news anchor Kanze Dena was dealt a blow when she announced she had lost her father.

She shared the sad news a week ago, writing;

Ni mnyonge moyo Wangu,…..
Baba yangu tenda kwangu… ……Upendavyo…. Harry Stephens Kitao your legacy lives on…

Pole Sana: Citizen TV News Anchor Kanze Dena Is Grieving The Death Of Her Loving Dad

 Losing your parents is never easy, and she is revealing how she will keep her parents memory alive in a sweet message.
She expressed her gratitude for lesson learnt from them.

Dad and Mum… Thank you for everything.. . I KNOW YOU WATCHING OVER ME…. AS I WATCH OVER MY SIBLINGS…I WILL ENDEAVOUR TO BE HALF THE GREAT PEOPLE YOU WERE……SHOES TOOOO BIG TO FILL….. You will always be in my heart…ana miss zaid… . I love you…… ….😍😍😍😍 ‘ Naam tuonane mtooni watakatifu kwetu mtoni… Tutakusanyika mtooni kwenye Kiti cha Enzi…. ‘

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Kanze Dena’s late parents

Fans continue to send their messages of condolence to the celebrated journalist:

lucie_kareithi…Pole sana may God be your strength and comfort… It is well

dicksonmuthee64..Soo sad

zipporahkaburu..My condolences…. May God give you comfort in this trying season…. Be strong kanze!!

angellinemonica..My acondelence to you friend may the Lord comfort you and give you strength for this hard time

bonyvister..All is well kanze… Stay strong

mandymwashumbe..It is well may God give you inner peace

Citizen Tv’s Kanze Dena breaks down in tears while narrating how she lost her daughter

rey_blessed…Pole Sana Kanze

njokimunene…..May He rest in peace. And May God give you the comfort that man cannot give and May He stand in that gap….we love you @kanze_dena

halimachepkwony…..May our God continue protecting you and your family.

catherine_kasimu254…It is well gal

w_ogolla…It is well. May their souls rip

oashikoy…eGone too soon will never be forgotten God knows best I wish it never happen. Poleni sana

joshomondi…Pole sana Kanze

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Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena’s sister mourns late father in heartfelt message

Celebrated media personality Kanze Dena is mourning the death of her father. The Citizen TV presenter broke the sad news via her social media accounts and she wrote:

“NI MNYONGE MOYO WANGU,…..
BABA YANGU TENDA KWANGU… ……UPENDAVYO…. HARRY STEPHENS KITAO YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON…. #THATSEASONAGAIN
#ONEDAYATATIME
#RIPBABA”

Also, read:

Pole Sana: Citizen TV News Anchor Kanze Dena Is Grieving The Death Of Her Loving Dad

Kanze Dena’s youngest sister Elsie Stephens is yet to come to terms with her father’s death.

“#FBF #LONDON FIRST SUNDAY WITHOUT YOU AND MY HEART IS IN PIECES. EVEN IN DEATH, I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU..REST IN PEACE PAPA. IT IS WELL,” READ HER MESSAGE ACCOMPANIED BY THE PHOTO BELOW.

Kanze Dena's late father
Kanze Dena’s late father

Many including Uhuru Kenyatta have condoled with Kanze Dena’s family and in his message, the president eulogized the late as a great man of this nation.

“IT IS WITH GRIEF AND A DEEP SENSE OF LOSS THAT I LEARNT OF THE DEATH OF MR. HARRY KITAO STEPHENS AND I CONVEY MY DEEP SYMPATHIES AND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY, RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS. THE LATE MR. STEPHENS WAS FATHER TO KANZE DENA, ANCHOR OF ‘NIPASHE’ ON CITIZEN TV.”

Pole Sana: Citizen TV News Anchor Kanze Dena Is Grieving The Death Of Her Loving Dad

Popular Citizen TV news anchor, Kanze Dena is grieving the death of her loving father, Mr. Stephens Kitao.

The beautiful and talented media personality took to social media to break the sad news.

She posted, Ni mnyonge moyo Wangu,…..
Baba yangu tenda kwangu… ……Upendavyo…. Harry Stephens Kitao your legacy lives on…. #thatseasonagain
#onedayatatime
#RIPBABA

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The news sparked loads of reactions from her fans who poured their messages of love and comfort as they mourn with the presenter and her family.

Below are some of the comments.

Peish: Poleni sana mungu awafariji.

Chuna Hubi: Pole fi kalam kulu de amri ta rabana❤

Liz: it is well my sister. May the Lords comfort surround us and fill our hearts with peace. Rest in peace uncle Harry Stephens.

Clifford: My Sincere Condolences…ndo njia tena…take heart mpango wa Mungu hauna [email protected]_dena

6 media personalities who ditched the screens to join politics and state jobs

Swahili news anchor Kanze Dena is the latest Kenyan media personality to leave her media job and take up a state appointment.

In the last General election, we witnessed former journalists being elected as MP’s, Cabinet Secretaries,MCa’s among other positions.

Here is a list of media personalities who are giving politics a try.

1.Farida Karoney

The laid back Farida came into the lime light after her appointment as the Cabinet Secretary for Lands by President Uhuru Kenyatta. She is the former Chief Operating Officer at Royal Media.

Her appointment came as a surprise to many.

Land CS Farida Karoney

2. Kanze Dena

The soft spoken presenter has been appointed as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU. Her role includes taking leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding and press. With expansive newsroom leadership experience, Ms. Dena has been tasked to focus on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery the Big Four agenda.

 

Newly Elected Kiambu Women Rep Gathoni wa Muchomba at the verge of losing her job

3. Gathoni Wa Muchoba

Kiambu Women rep is a woman of many hats, before ditching the media for politics she worked for stations such as Kameme Fm and later Inooro Fm.

Gathoni who is a first time politician has not had it easy after finding herself on the wrong side with the public due to ‘untamed ‘ comments that did not settle well with her people.

 

4. Mohammed Ali

Respected investigative journalist Mohammed Ali won the hearts of Kenyans not only on the screens but also on the ballot after emerging winner in the highly contested 2017 elections.

Ali won in the election making him the Member of Parliament for Nyali, something which did not come easy as there was a court tussle.

Is Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni Muchomba right to advocate for polygamy?

 5. Sabina Chege

She is both beauty and brains having worked as a presenter for local channels such as Kameme Fm and Coro Fm apart from being an actress and a video vixen.

She is a second time women rep and her political star is only starting to shine and we hope she makes the sky her limit.

Muranga Women Rep Sabina Chege

6.Walter Mongare

Known to many as Nyambane, the funny man came into the limelight during his days as a comedian with the group Redykulas, and later joined the Nairobi county as director of communication.

A position he served with zeal before being replaced ,he was also a presenter with a local show ‘The Big Breakfast ‘ which he hosted alongside Caroline Mutoko.

 

Read more here

Citizen Tv’s Kanze Dena introduces the man she co-parents with

Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena has for the first time introduced her ex-lover, the father of her son, Amani.

The multi-talented media personality together with her son and baby daddy went for a road trip in Nyeri county last weekend and she shared photos on social media, just to give us a  sneak peek of what happened.

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Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena with her son and ex-husband

“Good morning from mama amani.. Amani and my co parent… .. Kibaridi jamani kitaniua mwanangwa wa jane Mebunda.. Interview manenoz for the ‘adolescent ‘ as he calls himself. Just wanna say Co-parenting works …unaweka Mungu Kwanzaa… Mtoto Mbele na tofauti zenu Kando. Ila najua Kwa wengine najua napigia mbuzi guitar!!😂😂
Haidhuru langu nishasema,” Kanze wrote.

The Swahili news anchor gave birth to two children; a son and a daughter but unfortunately the daughter passed away at a very tender age.

“THE SAD MEMORIES OF THE DEATH OF MY DAUGHTER REOCCURRED. CONSEQUENTLY, I WAS BURIED IN DEEP THOUGHTS. I WONDERED IF I’D MAKE A GOOD MOTHER, AND IF I’D GET MARRIED AFTERWARDS. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY BABY DADDY WASN’T GOOD AT THAT TIME. THE PERIOD WAS A TURBULENT ONE FOR ME.

MY MOTHER ALSO FELL SICK AROUND THAT TIME. SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COLON CANCER, AND SHE NEEDED FINANCIAL SUPPORT. I WAS UNABLE TO SUPPORT HER AS I HAD JUST DELIVERED AMANI. SADLY MUM PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 8, 2007. IT WAS A BIG BLOW! I WISH SHE WAS ALIVE TO SEE ME READ NEWS ON TV TODAY.”

Kanze Dena

Kanze Dena is a loving and caring mother to her 11-year-old son and she revealed that the young boy is her main source of strength.

 

“HE TELLS ME: “MUMMY, YOU ARE THE BEST MUM EVER!”

“THAT STATEMENT MELTS MY HEART! WHEN HE WAKES UP, HE COMES TO MY ROOM, GREETS ME AND INQUIRES ABOUT MY HEALTH. AMANI THEN HUGS ME AND TELLS ME HE LOVES ME. THAT HAS MADE ME FEEL STRENGTHENED.”

Is citizen TV’s Kanze Dena getting together with her ex-husband? This is what many are asking and we hope she will answer soon.

Other screen celebrities who enjoy co-parenting include sexy screen siren Lilian Muli, Stylish pastor Robert Burale among others.