Swaleh Mdoe has graced the Kenyan TV screens for over three decades now. He continues to deliver news with grandiosity and poise. His finesse of the Swahili language and entertaining ‘Tafakari ya Babu’ stories make him one of the most adored news anchors in the country.
His fluency and grandiosity have brought about questions like “What is Swaleh Mdoe’s nationality?” “Is he married?” “Does he have kids?” Well, he is a Kenyan. Away from the TV cameras, Swaleh is also a writer, husband, and father.
Swale Mdoe’s profile summary
- Name: Swaleh Mdoe
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Date of birth: 23rd May 1968
- Zodiac sign: Gemini
- Known for: News anchoring
- Company: Citizen TV Kenya
- Father’s Name: Ali Buki
Swaleh Mdoe’s life history
Swaleh was born on 23rd May 1968 in Tudor, Mombasa. He studied at Tudor Day School in his home city, where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Education. Later on, he joined the Media Institute, where he finally graduated with a Diploma in human rights and media.
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After graduating, he later enrolled in Malaspina University College. He studied there between 2003 and 2005 before graduating with a Bachelor of Communication in Media Studies.
Swaleh ranks among the best Swahili news anchors in the country. He has been the industry since 1991. Besides delivering the daily events, he also serves as Citizen TV’s Managing Editor. But the journey hasn’t been smooth for him.
Swaleh joined the Kenyan media industry as a Nation TV news anchor (currently NTV), where he worked between 1999 and 2001. He later joined KTN for a higher position. Here, he served as the News Editor for Swahili bulletins. He anchored for over six years (between 2001 and 2007) before finally shifting to his current employer, Royal Media Services.
The Citizen TV presenter is known for his segment “Tafakari ya Babu” that keeps viewers entertained and glued to the TV screens.
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Swaleh Mdoe’s books
As you would expect, his mastery of language would waste if the presenter never sat down and wrote a book. Swaleh compiled everything he had learned throughout his career and penned it down into different books in Swahili and English. He has written six books in total, the latest one being “Mpira wa Kilo na Wenzake.”
His first English book is known as TV News Anchoring: A Practical Guide to Professional News Casting. This 89-paged was different from the rest of his Swahili books.
Unlike the others where he maintains his usual flair through the stories he tells, this one is somewhat manual. The format used is the simplest possible one, and the style is easy to read. The book guides readers into becoming great storytellers as Swaleh has always been.
Swaleh’s awards and accolades
Mdoe’s career has been successful, as evident in the numerous awards and achievements he has earned. In February 2004, he earned the Star of Excellence Award (SOEA), a recognition accolade from Daystar University issued to individuals who excel in leadership and service.
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Other awards include:
- Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) Journalists of the Year Awards (both 2003 and 2004): News Anchor of the Year (Kiswahili)
- Chaguo La Teeniz Awards(CHAT) (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 ): Favourite TV Male Presenter Award
- Goodwill Ambassador of Culture by Jamhuri Peace Foundation 2009 (by UN-Habitat)
Swaleh Mdoe’s net worth and salary information
Mdoe is undeniably among the most celebrated broadcast TV personalities in the country. While there may be no facts regarding his actual net worth, he is definitely among the highest paid in the country. You can rely on tuko.co.ke for any new information regarding his wealth and income.
Mdoe’s kidney saga
In 2018, the award-winning news anchor shocked many with news that he was broke, and was planning to sell his kidney to fix his financial woes. He was publicly selling the crucial organ for about Sh. 2.5 million.
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Fortunately, he was able to sort all the issues and never sold the kidney.
Who are Swaleh Mdoe’s wife and children?
Swaleh keeps most of his personal business to himself, and not much is known about his private affairs. However, he is married and has children.
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Despite keeping his matters private, the TV personality seems to have gotten himself a new catch. The lass calls herself Baristar Bella, and she is known to post juicy photos of herself with Swaleh on her Instagram page. From her description on the social media site, she is an advocate, feminist, and human rights activist.
Swaleh has found himself on the wrong side of the law several times. One particular case was in 2015 when the presenter was suspended for receiving a bribe. Others in his company were KIemeli Arap Kemei, Yusuf Ali, Shisia Wasilwa, and Mwanahamisi Hamadia. Allegedly, the entire group was bribed by a prominent politician to ‘kill’ a story that would probably taint their image.
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He was also part of a nasty entanglement with Fauzia Ahmed, who accused the TV presenter of siring a child with her and failing to offer support.
The presenter’s figure on TV has, over the years, inspired many to enter the field of journalism. Swaleh Mdoe continues to supply us with the latest news, and his career ladder seems to climb endlessly. The entire tuko.co.ke community wishes him the best in his endeavors.
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Source: Kenya Breaking News Today
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