Popular radio presenter Fareed Khimani.

Veteran radio presenter Fareed Khimani on Monday morning made a return to Capital FM after being hired to co-host the Capital in the Morning show alongside Amina Abdi.

“That feeling of first day at work and in your CV you said you work well under pressure…. Removing the pressure literally,” he announced on his Twitter page.

The return of Khimani, who worked for Capital FM, XFM and Nation FM in the early 2000s, was, however, marked by mixed reactions. While his ardent fans went into celebration, others were of the opinion there was need to give young presenters a chance to shine.

About one year ago, Khimani announced his return as a morning show presenter at Nation FM.

After leaving radio, the Nusu-Nusu productions co-founder operated an online radio show, 54Live.

Khimani began his broadcasting career in 2004, presenting M-Net’s Pan-African lifestyle show, Studio 53 and later, Comedy Club. Fareed was one of the cast members on season 3 of M-Net’s hit drama series, Changes.

He has also presented East Africa’s lifestyle television show, Mashariki Mix; which does his production company, Nusu Nusu Productions, produces.

In addition, Khimani has hosted a number of shows, including Big Brother Africa-Filed Presenter Mnet-South Africa, Studio 53, The Presenter KTN Kenya, Face of Africa Live Final Lagos, Nigeria, AMVCA Nominees Announcement.

His return comes as the Chris Kirubi-owned media house undergoes a major restructuring that has seen several veteran staffers leave in recent weeks.

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On Friday, former presenter Joey Muthengi also rejoined Capital FM to co-host ‘The Jam 984’ show alongside Martin Kariuki, which was formerly hosted by Cess Mutungi, who is among those who have left the station.

Here are some of the reactions:

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