Kanze Dena Salary: Reports have emerged indicating the amount of pay that former Citizen Swahili news anchor and current State House Spokesperson, Kanze Dena, earns at her job at State House.
Apparently, Ms. Dena, who was appointed to the State communication job in June 2018 takes home a salary of Sh. 800,000 per month.
This amount is estimated to be four times the amount that she was earning at her former job at Royal Media Group’s Citizen Tv.
The salary does also not inclusive bonuses and allowances. This means that when allowances are included, it could very well hit Sh. 1 million. Even more notably is that the salary might be higher than Sh. 1 million given that Ms. Dena already replaced former Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu who was appointed to an ambassadorial position.
Ms. Dena started her broadcasting career at KBC where she was the main female Swahili news anchor. She was at the station until she was poached by Royal Media Group.
At Citizen Tv, Kanze was co-hosting weekend Swahili news together with Lulu Hassan who was poached to the station from KTN.
Below is the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that gave Ms. Dena her the job as State House Deputy Spokesperson.
“Focusing the concept of messaging with purpose, President Kenyatta has appointed seasoned television news anchor Kanze Dena, as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU.
Ms. Dena took leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding and press.
With expansive newsroom leadership experience, Ms. Dena was tasked with focusing on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery the Big Four agenda.
The President believed that the two women leaders would bring diversity , dynamism and infuse new energy in to the PSCU whilst improving overall media relations with external stakeholders.”
Since her appointment, though, Ms. Dena has faced criticism with lack of depth in her communication being cited as her biggest challenge.