Citizen TV’s Nipashe Wikendi is not going to be the same again.
Kanze Dena who used to co-host the show with Lulu Hassan will no longer be working together after she was appointed by President Kenyatta has the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson yesterday.
“ANNOUNCING NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE PSCU
As part of the continuous efforts to strengthen the quality and reach of communications from the Presidency, I wish to announce the following changes to the President’s Strategic Communications Unit, PSCU.
1. In order to safeguard and preserve the work and words of our nation’s leaders, H.E. the President has approved the establishment of The Presidential Library, Museum and Exhibition Centre. The Library will initially focus on the legacies of Founding President H.E. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Second President H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi and Third President H.E. Mwai Emilio Kibaki.
In this regard, I am pleased to announce that Ms Munira Mohamed, 40, has been appointed to the role of Deputy Head, PSCU, and Head of the Presidential Library.
In addition to taking charge of all broadcast and media production, Ms. Mohamed will lead a team to design and develop the library; develop storylines and themes for both permanent and temporary public exhibitions; carry out research work and collect material relevant to the Presidential Library, Museum and Exhibition Centre.
In this new role, Ms. Mohamed will work closely with the families of our nation’s first three President’s, as well as the State Department of Heritage, to decide on important speeches, papers, books, artworks, artifacts and other materials to preserve and exhibit.
2. As part of diversifying the voices from the Presidency, focusing the concept of messaging with purpose, President Kenyatta has appointed seasoned television news anchor Kanze Dena, 39, as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU.
Ms. Dena will take leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding and press. With expansive newsroom leadership experience, Ms. Dena has been tasked to focus on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery of the Big Four agenda.
The President believes the two women leaders will bring diversity, dynamism and infuse new energy into the PSCU whilst improving overall media relations with external stakeholders.
Overall leadership for the Presidential Communications remains with Manoah Esipisu, the State House Spokesperson,” read a statement by PSCU.
The Swahili presenter, who is a role model to many and one of the best the country has ever produced, has worked for several media houses among them KTN, KBC, and Citizen.
Kanze Dena and Lulu Hassan were the best TV pairs and they always brighten our living rooms whenever they graced the screen to inform us what’s happening across the world.
The mother of one is set to take up her role as soon as possible and Lulu Hassan has shared an emotional message about Kanze Dena and her, leaving many wondering if there will be anyone to fill her big shoes.
“God you know how far you have brought us. (MUNGU UNAJUWA MAHALI UMETUTOA !!!!!…PRESIDENT Kenyatta appoints Kanze Dena as deputy State House Spokesperson),” she posted.
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Kenyans are excited about the appointment and celebrities have also congratulated Kanze Dena on her new role and we hope she’s going to do her best, despite the fact that we will miss her on TV.
Check out some of the messages from Kenyans.
TerryAnne Chebet: We used to share a plate of food and bus fare, and you took me shopping for 50 bob mtush jackets on the backstreets of Accra road for our first on air jobs circa 2004. See you now! See God! Congratulations on your appointment KD. Sending wind beneath your wings! May your star continue to rise! @kanze_dena
Monica Kiragu: From sharing a plate of chips many years ago to Deputy State House Spokesperson and deputy head, PSCU. @kanze_dena you deserve the BEST. Congratulations Sis
Steve Letoo: Royalty Never dies. Congratulations @kanze_dena #StateHouseSpokesWoman
Massawe Japanni: The internet is breaking for you my dada!! Congratulations on your new appointment…Shine like the star you are👏👏👏 @kanze_dena
Willis Raburu: Congratulations @kanze_dena on appointment as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU.
Sam GItuku: Never been happier for a colleague. @KanzeDena congrats!!
Nicah the Queen: Have you ever been genuinely happy for someone? Am so happy for you @kanze_dena and congratulations. May God continue lifting you higher and higher. Glory and Honor surely goes back to HIM.
Joyce Lay: Congratulations @kanze_dena on your appointment as the Deputy State House Spokesperson and the Deputy Head PSCU. May God give you more wisdom as you take up your new task. So proud of you!
Evelyne Wanjiru: Congratulations my sis @kanze_dena for being appointed by the President @ukenyatta as the New #DeputyStateHouseSpokesPerson and Deputy Head of Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU). This can only be God.
Chrispinus Bulemi: Lulu Hasan will miss your company during news bulletin, congratulations on New appointment and all the best wishes.
Mercy Munyao: Wooow.I love this woman of God you are truly blessed. I’ll miss your collabo Swahili bulletin Kanze Dena with LuLu Hassan.May God bless you
Lucy Mwangi: Congrats Kanze. And all the best. Lulu Hassan I know you are lonely now… I will miss Kanze walai
‘It made me feel like God was punishing me and I contemplated suicide,’ Kanze Dena breaks down in tears, narrating how she lost her daughter
Wangari Wa Maina: Congratulations to her. Her life story moved me,,kumbe when you feel you are at the end and enough tends to be enough,such that you can’t contain anymore,and you feel that committing suicide is the best option,then when you are almost doing it something happens and stops you,,means God has purpose in your life. Your collabo was super woow,,ata wewe Lulu twakutakia mema
Kelvin Munene: Great honour from the President congrats Kanze
Irene Zablon: Congrats Kanze, the LORD HAS REWARDED YOU NOW SERVE HIM EVEN MORE
George Mitei Bib: Congrats To Kanze Dena Bt we shall miss you.
Kanze’s appointment comes barely three months after she lost her father.
Tutaonana baadaye! Kanze Dena bids goodbye to father in this special message as he’s laid to rest at Lang’ata cemetery