The now international TV presenter Edith Kimani became a frequent face on our TV screens after winning a popular TV presenter competition on KTN.
She has come a long way from the days she rallied for our votes and it’s mental to think that it’s already been ten whole years! Time sure does fly.
Edith Kimani is now a presenter at an international TV station, DW. For the big achievement, she took to Instagram to thank Larry Madowo for pushing her to be her best and Janet Mbugua, her soon to be sister in law, for creating a path for her in the wilderness in media.
But most of all Edith Kimani is grateful to her fans. Those who believed in her and voted for her.
It’s a job I got through public voting, and so I naturally feel accountable to my viewers- particularly Kenyan ones.
For the opportunity I thank you. Every day I work hard to build on ‘The Presenter’. I know how important journalism is and I don’t take the global position I now have at DW for granted
She clearly loves and enjoys her job to bits and we are lucky to have her grace our screens every so often.
10 years later, the world is your oyster Edith! Keep soaring to great heights!
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Levitate! It’s fitting that this post marking my 10 years in journalism was taken by the Baobab tree- native to Africa and famously adaptable. My job has made a little baobab out of me. The work brings me joy. Nourishes me. Gives me access. Challenges me. I absolutely love it. It’s a job I got through public voting, and so I naturally feel accountable to my viewers- particularly Kenyan ones. For the opportunity I thank you. Everyday I work hard to build on ‘The Presenter’. I know how important journalism is and I don’t take the global position I now have at DW for granted. To those who have opened their homes and businesses, shared their best and worst experiences, expressed their anger and showed their pain publicly, thank you for trusting me to report your truth. To the @officialjanetmbugua‘s who came before me, who faced the wilderness and charted new paths - thank you. To the @larrymadowo’s who challenge us to be more, do more, know better - thank you. To those threatening free and open media, there’s a million more me’s being forged. Braver than me. Smarter than me and a lot less patient than me! If that was chapter one, better buckle up ☄️☄️ 📷: @mwihaki_kimani