The renowned investigative reporter who turned politician had an outstanding journalism career.
He worked in the radio sector, moved to TV reporting and finally into politics.
Mohammed Ali who was branded Jicho pevu and Jicho la Simba for his deeply investigative news stories on KTN worked at the KBC Coast based sister station Pwani FM before he later moved to Radio Salaam and then jumped the wargon to KTN.
He is well known for his former investigative program Jicho pevu, a Swahili investigative piece that aired on KTN, building his name.
The English version of the story ‘Inside story’ was aired at 9 pm KTN Prime news by John Allan Namu.
The duo became government’s enemy and after airing any investigative piece they would both go in hiding for unknown period of time, before resurfacing and hitting at the government even harder.
According to Mr. Ali the now Nyali Member of Parliament, it has been a tough journey that needs extra courage, zeal and relentless for one to achieve what the Legislature has so far attained.
Ali, one of the youngest Lawmakers in the National assembly together with John Ali Namu and Mohammed Kassim later registered an independent investigative platform ‘Africa uncensored’ where they have independently followed various daring stories and aired them both locally and on international news channel.
[Nyali MP and former KTN investigative journalist Mohammed Ali. Photo/courtesy].
The husband and father is now fully immersed into politics becoming a strong opponent of Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho.
He loves reggae music and before he jumped into politics he used to host radio Maisha’s Sunday evening reggae splash show together with his close Radio Maisha Presenter and friend Tongola Mate.
Ali has had a positive development record in his Nyali constituency, attracting support from locals.
Education, infrastructure and environment have been among his top development priorities.
Plans are underway for the investigative reporter who turned politician to launch a radio station in his Nyali constituency.