KTN News anchor Betty Kyalo has announced she will be anchoring her last news bulletin Friday before she departs for K24.
The Friday Briefing anchor, who has been on a mini-vacation at the Coast, took to Instagram to inform her fans of the development.
Kyalo is set to join the Mediamax Network Ltd-owned station, which is rebranding ahead of a relaunch next month.
However, hopes that she would partner with senior anchor Richard Kagoe, who has been anchoring the 9pm English bulletin, have been dashed after the latter quit on Tuesday to join BBC.
Kyalo is a darling of many Kenyans who religiously follow her both on and off the screen.
Her flexible style of switching into sheng or Kiswahili when necessary during interview sessions has endeared her to viewers turned off by the ubiquitous English-only spitting anchors. It appears many of her fans have chosen to ignore her troubled social life, which climaxed with a divorce from NTV anchor Dennis Okari, followed by a short-term dalliance with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and recently, a fallout with a business partner which brought out her dramatic side.
It is expected that good portion of this fanbase could switchover with her, but whether they stay with K24 will largely depend on the overall quality of news and other programmes.
After she formally announced she would be leaving KTN, her fans wished her well with some indicating they would follow her.
This is what some of her Instagram followers had to say:
caxtonmullahz: It has been lovely….go conquer the world.good luck….waiting you on the other side?.
leemoh_vance: Tonight we say goodbye…ukihama tunahama..❤