Wandera earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the United States International University in September 2020. (USIU-Africa). She was recognized as the best in her class and received the Cum Laude award.Ex-KTN journalists Charles Gitonga, Ian Wafula, Bonny Tunya, and Zawadi Mudibo will join him at the British-owned media franchise. Akisa’s departure from KTN News comes only weeks after Lindah Oguttu was reportedly forced out by management after being nominated to the FKF caretaker committee’s secretariat. KTN News has recently suffered from a talent shortage.
The retirement of one of KTN News’ prime time anchors, Akisa Wandera, after a six-year stay has dealt a severe blow to the network, Akisa will be joining the British Broadcasting Corporation in London (BBC). At a time when the Royal Media Serviced (RMS) was raiding the station for journalists, Akisa joined The Standard Group as a news correspondent in March of 2016. Ben Kitili, who was her co-host at the moment, gave her a formal introduction to the audience.
”Allow me to introduce to you the next big thing in the Kenyan media. The latest addition to KTN’s exceptional pool of talent. Akisa Wandera,”Kitili stated. Wandera climbed up the career ladder which saw her join the KTN News prime time news desk in August 2018. She shared the update on her social media platform, attributing her success to the viewers.
“I’m officially joining the Prime Time desk tonight.” I’m not sure how I feel about it yet, but for now…I’m grateful. Thank you for always being such a solid pillar of support. “I’ll see you at 9 p.m.,” she wrote. Aside from reading the news, the soft-spoken journalist contributed to the Standard with various articles on human interest, politics, and health. ‘The curse of leadership in the land of Mulembe’ is one of her most popular essays.
Akisa worked for Ebru TV for a short time before joining the Mombasa Road-based media firm. She presented news and hosted the Tabletalk show, in addition to presenting news. After finishing her diploma at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) in South B, where she concentrated in broadcast journalism, she began her job at GBS TV.
Ben Kitili left KTN News in 2021 to join NTV as Deputy Managing Editor. Lofty Matambo and Fridah Mwaka, both Swahili anchors, were poached by the Aga Khan-owned media firm on Nairobi’s Kimathi Street. After Brian Obuya left KTN for NTV, the investigative desk at KTN suffered a setback.
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