Rashid Abdalla is widely considered one of Kenya’s top Swahili news anchors due to his fluency in the language and his compelling presentation style on the 7 PM news. He has had a successful career in the media industry, beginning with his tenure at the Nation Media Group’s QTV station, where he was the face of the station before it was shut down. Despite the closure, Abdalla was able to secure a position at NTV, where he continued to excel as a news anchor.
Recently, Abdalla made a surprise move to Citizen TV, where he will be joining his wife, Lulu Hassan, as a co-anchor on the 7 PM news. The move was reportedly driven by a significant salary increase, with sources suggesting that Abdalla’s salary has gone up by at least 100,000 Kenyan shillings to stand at 380,000 Kenyan shillings.
In addition to his work as a news anchor, Abdalla also runs a YouTube channel, #SisemiKitu, where he addresses topical issues affecting Kenyans. He also has a modest following on the platform, with 164 subscribers. Additionally, Abdalla has been promoting a Swahili telenovela, Huba, on his social media channels, although it is unclear what his association with the program is.
Overall, Abdalla’s career trajectory has been impressive, and he continues to be a respected figure in the Kenyan media industry.