KBC Presenters: Veteran news anchors Catherine Kasavuli and Badi Muhsin are set to make a major Tv comeback. This is according to a report that appeared in a local news outlet.
According to the report, Kasavuli and Badi will be joining the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation which is set for a relaunch. They will be joined by Harith Salim and Pauline Sheghu at the station. Others joining the station are Fred Indimuli, Cynthia Nyamai, Shiksha Arora, Ahmed Juma Bhalo, Tom Mboya, Nancy Onyancha and Fayaz Kureish.
“The legends will be anchoring prime time news on the weekends while the rest will be working on the weekdays,” the report quoted a source familiar with the upcoming relaunch.
When contacted for a comment on the return of the veteran anchors, KBC’s management remained guarded.
“We have a re-launch process that is currently in place. It would be prejudicial to our interests to disclose the details of that strategy at the moment. The details will become clear very soon. We have been talking to various people in terms of anchors and others in the news business, we haven’t quite settled on specific names but all I could say is that our options remain quite open and wide but it will become clearer with time,” KBC managing director Naim Bilal said.
It remains to be seen how the veteran KBC presenters will impact on the status of the national broadcaster and whether they will improve viewership numbers. At one point, it was reported that popular news anchor Betty Kyalo had received an offer to join KBC. She however refused due to what was said to be terms that were unfavourable to her. Ms. Kyalo has since joined KTN.
Kasavuli’s (born 1962) last position being at Citizen TV. Kasavuli was the first female news anchor in the country and has previously worked in other leading television stations including KBC and KTN.