Lulu Hassan pens emotional farewell message to longtime co-anchor Kanze Dena
Citizen TV news anchor Lulu Hassan has written an emotional farewell message to her best friend and co-anchor of many years Kanze Dena who has been appointed as State House’s Deputy Spokesperson and Deputy Head of the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).
In a series of posts on Instagram, Ms Hassan goes down memory lane about their strong friendship and memorable experiences they shared at work and in life.
“God favours his people. I know this to be true because I have seen it through our friendship, which, I think, was more accidental than intentional. Whichever way it came to be, I am grateful that you came along… We have been friends for long for me to know what this comes down to. HUMILITY… And never letting the “celebrity syndrome” be the driving force… See what has transpired now?” she writes.
She then goes ahead to define Kanze’s character, while also extolling her personality as a very prayerful person.
“What people do not know about you is that you are a prayer warrior and that you hardly do anything without telling me ‘Lulu acha niombee hili jambo’.. And you had those instincts like… ‘roho yangu haitaki huyu rafiki yako,” she writes.
“It would be followed by Waruru Wachira’s strong feeling that we were a good pair on screen. And just like that, that was the birth of the dynamic duo which I will forever be grateful to the entire RMS fraternity… The journey here has not been an easy one. You and I know that.”
Ms Hassan and Kanze Dena have been working together at Royal Media Services for the past five years where they both host the weekend 7pm Swahili news bulletin Nipashe.
The two not only enjoy a good working relationship but are also close bosom buddies.
In the run up to last year’s General Election, the two were privileged to interview President Uhuru Kenyatta in a live broadcast from State House, Nairobi.