Ex-KTN news anchor Ahmed Bahajj joins BBC


•He joined TV47 back in June together with Fred Indimuli who had also left KTN.

Ahmed Bahajj

Media Personality Ahmed Bahajj has been poached by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to join their sports desk.

Bahajj made the news public on Thursday after reporting to his new job station. He has joined BBC after leaving TV47 – a station he has only served for a few months.

“Hatimaye nimejiunga rasmi na Shirika la BBC swahili. Ntawajibika kama Broadcast journalist Dira ya dunia Tv Swahili.

(Finally, I have officially joined BBC Swahili.)

“Mwanzo mpya, ukurasa mpya. #piga mstari chini yake,” Ahmed Bahajj said after joining BBC.

He joined TV47 back in June together with Fred Indimuli who had also left KTN.

Bahajj was a sports anchor in charge of ‘Zilizala Viwanjani and Kipi Sijaskia at KTN before he was poached by TV47 to host a show dubbed Mchaka Mchaka.

In his exit message, Ahmed wrote; "It has been a pleasure working with one of the best media houses in the country. I leave a proud journalist,".

He left KTN after 4 years.

On the other hand, Indimuli parted ways with KTN, after a year and a few months of joining the station.

Indimuli left KBC in September 2021 after only two months at the National Broadcaster. On June 21, 2021, Indimuli was among veteran media personalities who were hired by KBC during their much-anticipated re-launch.

He was later paired with TV Girl Shiksha Arora for the Friday bulletin at the station, but his untimely exit will see Arora ride solo on #EasyFriday.

He was poached by KTN to replace Ben Kitili as the host of Inside Politics. At the time Kitili had been poached by NTV.

Before joining KBC, Indimuli used to work for K24. He was among the over 100 employees who were fired by Mediamax due to adverse effects of covid-19 on businesses back in 2020.

He has also worked with Citizen TV.

“It’s not that am going somewhere, it’s only that am presiding over my last edition on Day Break. A few things will change but I will communicate that. It’s been a pleasure hosting Day Break, the news review for the last 2 and half years, and Thank you for always being such a lovely audience,” said Fred Indimuli while exiting Citizen TV in 2018.

Before joining Citizen, Indimuli worked as an Online news Editor at Radio Africa Group Ltd. He also worked as a TV and Radio editor at Kiss TV.