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Lynda Nyangweso quits Kiss FM after 11 years

Kiss FM radio presenter Lynda Nyangweso on Monday announced her exit after 11 years at the station.

Nyangweso, who used to host “Kiss Drive”, announced via social media but decided to be tight-lipped on her next career move.

“11 years ago, I started out on @kiss100kenya on the graveyard shift where I had room to mess up, try again, rinse then repeat. Then I moved to midmorning and I was so proud of the work I did. From there I moved onto the breakfast show which was an amazing learning curve. Then I started drive which became where I was most confident probably because I got the most sleep lol. Throughout out this journey I have met some incredibly talented people both behind the mic and behind the scenes,” she wrote.

She added that she had worked with or around awesome people.

“However, I have loved the job. This chapter in my life has brought people in my life that have become like a second family. However, this week will be the last one I get to laugh and get weird with you on Kiss FM and I am excited. Can’t wait to see you on the other side. Thank you for the opportunity to entertain you,” she added.

 

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The mother of one in 2019 opened up on her experience on being cyber-bullying after posting a family photo while on vacation.

In the picture she shared on social media, Lynda wore a bikini as she posed with her husband and baby and the trolling forced her to go offline to continue enjoying her vacation.

The comments that followed caused her and her husband pain for days, she told BBC Africa.

The presenter said; “I posted this picture because we were happy, we were having fun on vacation, a regular family on vacation… afterwards I saw that people expected me to wear, I don’t know, garbage bags…”

Other cyber bullies went to her husband’s social media accounts where they posted mean things about his wife.

Read: Lynda Nyangweso: My horror experience with fat shaming cyber bullies

Nyangweso has been struggling with her weight since her childhood and has in the past contemplated committing suicide.

“The only reason I didn’t go through with the suicide was because I worried my mom won’t find a coffin that would fit me,” she added.