Ex-KTN News Swahili anchors Fridah Mwaka, Lofty Matambo set to join NTV
By Kevin Koech
Former KTN news anchors Frida Mwaka and Lofty Matambo are reportedly set to join NTV days after exiting the Standard Media-owned TV station.
The duo is preparing to make a debut on NTV where they will present the 7pm Swahili bulletin together.
NTV Head of Swahili News, Salim Swaleh, also shared a video online with a caption that read “Coming Soon”.
Lofty left KTN on April 18, 2020 after seven and a half years.
In a social media post, the news anchor wrote;
“Aisee, kuaga ni kugumu. Ila sina budi. Dunia ni jamvi kubwa. Kwaheri ya kuonana.”
He added that he joined the station as a young man and he is now leaving a grown man and with experience.
Mwaka parted ways with KTN after three years.
She broke the news of her departure during her last broadcast on March 21, 2021 stating that it was pleasure working for KTN.
“Safari Ni Hatua. Imekuwa Fahari Yangu Kutembea Nanyi Katika Safari Ya Matukio Ya Raha Karaha Ila Zaidi Ni Alama Ambazo Zimeganda Moyoni Mwangu Kwa Kunishabikia Na Kunifanya Bora Katika Tasnia Ya Uanahabari @ktnnews
“Muda Umewadia Wa Kuondoka Katika Kituo Cha @ktnnews. Niruhusini Niseme Kwaheri Kwa Sasa. Dunia Ni Duara Mola Atujalie Tukutane Tena Hivi Karibuni,” wrote Mwaka.