The story of Olive Kalekye Burrows new Citizen Weekend News presenter

Olive Kalekye Burrows joined the Citizen TV Weekend News team with her debut show happening on Saturday 1st June 2024.

We take a look at her inspiring life journey that has seen her become one of the leading News presenters in Kenya.

Unknown to many Olive is the only daughter of her Kamba Mother who is now deceased. Olive’s father is from a mixed background – a British father and Tanzanian Mother.

Olive Kalekye grew up in Nairobi West and went to Malezi Primary School. Thereafter, she joined the Kenya High School but it was not all smooth. In the course of her secondary school education, her mother lost her job and other relatives had to step in to see her through school.

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She successfully completed school despite the challenges and joined Daystar University to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Degree. While in school she began hustling to help her mother and sustain herself. Olive in 2007 proceeded for attachment at KBC.

According to Tuko News, Olive was also the magazine and sequence formats producer for Shine FM, the radio station for Daystar students. She joined Nation Media Group later in 2008 to April 2009. In 2012, she joined capital FM where many people began to know about her, rising through the ranks to be the Associate Editor when she left in 2018.

Coincidentally she Joined NTV in 2018 to replace Victoria Rubadiri and she is now joining Citizen TV to replace her for the second time after she proceeded to CNN.

In 2015, she interviewed then US president Barrack Obama when he visited Kenya. unknown to many Olive loves ‘Chips na Kuku’ and reading.

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