Kenyan Journalists who became Politicians

There are hundreds of journalists who became politicians across the world, and Kenya s no exception.

Most Kenyan politicians are from the law profession. Despite this, people from a variety of professions, including businesspeople, professors, doctors, and journalists, have gotten involved in politics in Kenya. Students are included here.

A list of politicians who transitioned from merely being voices on the radio and faces on television to active participants in Kenyan politics has been compiled by Jambo Daily after extensive research and sorting. Take a look.

Kenyan Journalists who became Politicians

1. Mohamed Ali

Journalists who became Politicians
photo/courtesy

The current representative for Nyali is Mohammed Ali. He began as a journalist and established himself as one of Kenya’s top investigative reporters while working for KTN and Radio Maisha, both owned by the Standard Group. Later, he resigned in order to run for the Nyali parliamentary seat.

2. Raphael Tuju

Journalists who became Politicians
photo/courtesy

Former Secretary-General of the governing Jubilee Party Raphael Tuju. He gave up his job as a journalist in 2002 after winning the Rarieda District seat in the House of Representatives.

He then held the positions of Minister for Information and Communication, Minister for Tourism and Wildlife, and finally Minister for Foreign Affairs until being reassigned.

In the administration of President Uhuru Kenyatta, he held the position of Cabinet Secretary without Portfolio.

Read Raphael Tuju Bio, Age, Career, Education, Family, Wife and Net Worth

3. Naisula Lesuuda

Kenyan politician and women’s rights advocate Naisula Lesuuda. She is the current representative for Samburu West.

Prior to her departure, Ms. Lesuuda began her career as a journalist for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). She was subsequently nominated to represent Samburu County in the Senate. She ran for and won the Samburu West parliamentary seat in 2017.

4. Yusuf Hassan Abdi