Top 8 Kenyan Media Personalities Who Married Their Colleagues

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There is nothing as beautiful as the coming together of man and woman in holy matrimony. The rite of passage is considered as a wonderful moment in an individual’s. The same is true for these media personalities who decided to tie the knot, even if some of them didn’t stand the test of time. Here are the top 8 Kenyan media personalities who married their colleagues.

8. Sam Gituku and Ivy Waitherero

The Citizen TV news anchor married his longtime girlfriend, Ivy Waitherero, in a star-studded ceremony held at Deliverance Church, Langata just last week. Their reception was held at the lush Nairobi Academy grounds. Gituku and Waitherero’s momentous occasion was witnessed by among others Joe Ageyo, Waihiga Mwaura, Mac Otani and  Mumbi Warui. Waitherero works as a news director at the station.

7. Betty Kyallo and Dennis Okari

The K24 News Anchor, Betty Mutei Kyallo got married to her ex-husband Dennis Okari in October 2015. The two met while Dennis worked at the Standard Media Group as a reporter while she was just an intern. The two dated for about six years and have a daughter together. Their marriage didn’t last for long as they parted ways.

6. Evelyn Wambui and Karuri Nyaga

Former Citizen TV features reporter Evelyn Wambui got married to the love of her life Karuri Nyaga in 2014. The two met while they both worked at the Royal Media Services before Karuri left the Communication Centre for CCTV Africa.

5. Amina Abdi and John Rabar

NTV’s Amina Abdi got married to her boss while she worked for Homeboyz Radio. John Rabar, who was the CEO, met Amina when she joined Homeboyz radio school where she emerged top and got a job at the radio station.

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4. Waihiga Mwaura and Joyce Omondi

Citizen TV’s Day Break presenter Waihiga Mwaura met his wife Joyce Omondi while they both worked for the S.K Macharia owned Citizen TV. Waihiga worked as a Sports news anchor while Joyce worked as Sunday morning Gospel show ‘Rauka’ host. She later quit the station and went abroad for studies, before returning. They got married in an invites only wedding in Naivasha, in 2016. Joyce currently works as a presenter at Switch TV.

3. John Allan Namu and Sheena Makena

There are a lot of similarities between this couple and Betty Kyallo’s story. Both couples met at Standard Media Group and both couples tied the knot later. This time, John was the intern and Makena was an editor. They are actually still together to date. The couple later on left KTN and they work in their own production company called Africa Uncensored. Namu is the CEO while Makena is a Senior Editor.

They are blessed with four kids.

2. Nancy Onyancha and Joab Mwaura

Kenyan media personalities

K24 Swahili news anchor Nancy Onyancha got married to her colleague and Special features Editor Joab Mwaura last year. The two tied the knot in a lavish wedding that was only attended by close friends and family members. They went public about their relationship a few months to their wedding.

1. Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan

Kenyan media personalities

The Citizen TV Swahili anchors met while they worked at Muslim radio station Iqra FM and are blessed with three children. They are the first ever married couple to present news on a Kenyan television station. Talk about couple goals, am I right?


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