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My tribe is journalism, says former Pwani TV Anchor

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By; Cyrus Kenga

A former Pwani TV News Anchor Hajj Ramadhan has revealed that his strong passion in journalism remains intact despite changing wings to public relation activities.

Hajj, who secretly tied knot at Nairobi last year said that Journalism was truly in his blood and could not change that career for anything else.

He said that what he is practicing at the moment squarely lies in journalism though he has to switch his way of handling things to fit in the public relations journalism.

The renowned media personality whom we caught up with at the Mombasa Sub-County administration office said that he has been doing journalism from filing news stories related to the county development to taking clear shots for the Mombasa Sub-County Communication department.

“As we approach the World Press Freedom day on May 3rd, we should look back from how far we have come and push for more recognition, respect and free environment for us to work and for all Kenyans to express themselves,” he added.

Hajj who has been in the radio industry for years worked at radio Rahma, an Islamic based radio station, Radio kaya a Kwale based secular and culture station as well as Pwani TV before the first Coast television station collapsed following financial constraints.

Hajj admitted that the media industry is facing serious challenges since it was depicted as an enemy to the central government.

“We are not enemies, we only put the government into check and ensure it fulfills its mandate to Kenyans, what was promised need to be delivered,” he noted.

The senior communication officer at Mombasa County administration office however challenged journalists to perform their duties without fear and focus more on growing themselves in the stiff media industry.