Days after his tribulations went viral online, former NTV Journalist Lolani Kalu could have landed a new job at the fast-rising station TV 47.
According to reports, the veteran journalist well known for his Malimwengu na Lolani and Gumzo Mtaani shows at NTV, has joined the TV station as a Managing Editor at their Mombasa bureau.
According to sources privy to the development which is yet to be made public, the veteran journalist who lost his job at NTV some years ago has already signed a contract with the station.
In a photo shared to this writer, Lolani is seen with an overall outfit branded TV 47 in the background of a crew shooting a programme.
It is reported that Lolani will continue producing his favourite programmes which will now be airing on TV 47.
“Yes, it is true Lolani Kalu has joined us. I saw him here signing his contract, and he will be heading our Mombasa bureau that has just been set up,” revealed the source who sought anonymity as the deal is yet to be officially made public.
His way up to glory started after a picture seemingly frustrated Lolani Kalu was shared on Twitter by a fan. Twitter users immediately expressed their sympathy on a man who will always be remembered as one of the leading Swahili journalists in the country, musician, actor, comedian and Swahili poet.
In an interview with a local radio station, Lolani explained how his tribulations started after a friend he had trusted to be his contractor duped him and left the house he was constructing unfinished.
As if luck was not on his site, his father fell ill, forcing the already depressed journalist to use all his savings on his father’s treatment.
He pleaded with Kenyans to help him up on his feet by helping him raise sh250,000 which he could use to buy a camera and a computer to record and edit his videos.
Kenyans overwhelmingly came to his rescue and raised over sh250,000.