Former KTN news anchor Anne Ngugi finally landed a new job recently at BBC.
Anne was unceremoniously sacked from K24 barely 7 months after she was poached from KTN where she had worked for close to a decade.
At that time she was 5 months pregnant with her twins; Princess and Precious. Anne Ngugi narrated how she was hurt and her life changed drastically. She had to move out from her Hurlingham home where she was staying with her family and went somewhere else not of her standards (or rather a celebrity’s standard).
In a past interview with Radio Jambo, Anne Ngugi narrated how her bosses refused to pick her calls and was eventually forced to sell one of their cars; a Mercedes Benz because they, (her and her hubby) couldn’t maintain it. They needed the money to pay rent but the money wasn’t enough and they were forced to go live out of the city aka diaspora and used matatus to move around.
“I did not give up despite the problems I was facing. I managed to maintain my children’s lifestyle.”
Anne Ngugi also revealed that her friends and colleagues ran away from her and refused to pick calls whenever she tried to reach out to them.
“I LOST PEOPLE I THOUGHT WERE MY FRIENDS. I EVEN CALLED FORMER COLLEAGUES TO HOOK ME UP WITH JOBS, BUT THEY IGNORED ME. THAT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE. PEOPLE CHANGE A LOT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE ANYMORE.”
Well, Anne is working at BBC Swahili radio, where she hosts the Dira ya Dunia programme. She took to her social media to announce the great news and she wrote;
“Started New Job at BBC Swahili.”
Her followers were excited and below are some of the comments:
Nicholas Kiogora: Congratulations my dear….mungu mbele baraka tele
Charles Bett: Pongezi Annah. Kweli uvumilivu huleta mapato matamu.
Douglas Ngatuni: Anne congrats. I have been longing to see you back on the screen. Superb voice
Francis Lemayian Jabu: Wow!. am happy for you. Congratulations Anne
David Solit: Congratulations my former workmate Ktn Kenya Ktn Anne Njambi Ngugi. Whatever you go through in life God use the same as your building block. This is aan pex of jthe ournalism career .
Hon Kipkosgei Kattam: This lady went through troubles.
Dush Amondi: Aaaaaaaw congratulations you were made for this
Serah Kahiu: Congratulations to you. I love to see women who overcome scandals and nastiness of past issues and reclaim their glory. I’m a BBC diehard, so nitakuwa nikikuskiza dada
Anne Ngugi responded to one of the comments and she wrote:
“Its called the crowning of pain .. it’s expensive but allow God to reign.”