Coast regional KTN News Senior reporter Francis Mtalaki has finally called it a day at KTN News, he is heading to Royal Media Service owned Citizen Television.
Mtalaki has worked for the Standard group oldest privately owned television station KTN before the birth of KTN News four years ago.
Mtalaki, worked as Taita Taveta county News and features reporters before he moved to the Standard group headquarters in Nairobi and was later sent to the Coast region where he has been traversing the region digging deeper into facts and relaying current information to his vast audience.
He has been covering the political scene, chronic unending land conflicts in the region, gender based violence and social issues as well as the Mombasa insecurity menace.
Mtalaki who is to wed his queen Mary Mwakesi on Saturday 1st of December at the ACK Cathedral in Mombasa has been a strong contributor to the ‘Afrika Mashariki’ news and current affairs program airing on Sundays at 5 PM on KTN News.
[KTN News Coast region Senior reporter Francis Mtalaki (L ) with KTN News Swahili Anchor Nicholas Wambua (R ) at KTN News studios. Photo/Courtesy]
His colleagues at the KTN Coast region bureau bid farewell to the hardworking tireless, humble Senior News reporter.
His cameraman Boniface Kioko admitted that it was not easy for him to bid bye bye to his reporter and friend he has rhymed with in the field for quiet sometime.
“I cannot hold back someone’s success,” he noted.
It’s not yet clear whether the bilingual reporter will be reporting from the Royal Media Service Coast region reporter or he will operate from the royal media service offices in Nairobi.
KTN News has this year lost its top senior news Editors, News anchors, regional reporters and camera persons to Citizen Television which aims at destabilizing its rivals the Standard group and Nation media group as well.