Who is Kanze Dena? | Kanze Dena Biography and Wiki
Kanze Dena (Born Kellen Beatrice Kanze Dena) is a former Swahili news anchor, producer, and director at Citizen TV and the current Spokesperson, Executive Office of the President, Republic of Kenya and Head of President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).
Kanze Dena Age | Birthday
Dena is about 40 years old as of 2019, she was born in 1980, in Kwale County, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday every year. Kanze will be 41 years old in 2020.
Kanze Dena Height
Dena appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Kanze Dena Education
Dena is a proud graduate of Kieni Girls High School in Embu, where she received her high school education in 1997 after moving from Kianjokoma Boarding School where she attained her primary education.
She also intended to join the premier Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) which she tried every year but without success, and so she then later joined Foundation Foundation College of Professional Studies where she studied Journalism and Mass Communication.
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Kanze Dena Parents
Speaking of her early life, Dena was born as the fourth of six children of her Duruma parents (a tribe that’s part of Mijikenda community) and who initially resided in Mazeras in Kwale. Kanze was raised in various parts of Kenya including Kwale, and Nairobi.
However, Kanze Dena was raised by a single mother, for her father left her mother when she was four years old. Despite Dena having grown as a tough and naughty girl not only in school, where she fought with boys but also at home where she always fought with her mother, her mother had the first surgery when Kanze was giving birth and after one year she passed away, due to colon cancer.
Kanze Dena Husband | Kanze Dena Wedding
Speaking of her personal life, Kanze is a married lady. She got married to Nick Mararo, the CEO of Nuvision Media, on 2 March 2019, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County at about 1 pm, against the rustic and serene grounds in the shadow of Mt Kenya.
So tactful was the planning that insiders at Ol Pejeta said that before sun-up the next day, they didn’t know whose wedding it was. They had recently been informed that the President and other top government officials will attend a wedding, yet the names of the lady of the bride and groom intentionally forgotten about. In attendance were Citizen TV anchors Lulu Hassan, her husband Rashid Abdalla and Waihiga Mwaura.
Kanze Dena Children | Kanze Dena Son
As Dena was working in a part-time job in Nairobi she met a man who dated her and a few months later, he impregnated her and disappeared and never to be seen again.
‘My Mother wanted me to be a journalist, but I wanted to be like my aunt who was a nurse,’ narrates Dena. ‘I got pregnant while working at a fast-food Café in town (Nairobi) called Vesbar. After getting pregnant, I was forced to go back home and take care of my pregnancy. While at Home I got an opportunity to join College to do a short IT course at Mosongari. All this time I was carrying my pregnancy in privacy, only one of my very close friends knew I was pregnant because I had gone with her for Crisis pregnancy at Pumwani,’
Filled with fear, Kanze disclosed the news to her mother and convinced the family of her need to stay in a hostel. However, she ended up trusting her friend who partially kept her secret until the baby was born.
‘Being my first-time pregnancy, I did not know what to do, so I lied to my grandmother that I have to go back to the hostels and do some laundry. Reaching the hostel, I talked to my friend, and we took a Taxi to Pumwani,’ recalls an emotional Kanze Dena.
Dena gave birth to a baby girl, Natasha Anzani, who later after three months passed away. As we speak, Kanze Dena has a son, Nathaniel Amani.
Kanze Dena Salary
Since being appointed as the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit, Her salary has increased. She now earns a monthly salary of Ksh. 800,000 with allowance which is estimated to be around Ksh. 250,000 and airtime allowance of around Ksh. 20,000 per month.
Kanze Dena Net Worth
Dena has been in the media for quite a long time. She has no doubt amassed a huge fortune with the bulk of her wealth comes from her journalism career. Despite his obvious riches, Kanze Dena prefers to lead a modest lifestyle. However, the specifics about her assets and liabilities are still under review making it difficult to establish her actual net worth.
Kanze Dena Facts and Body Measurements
Here are some interesting facts you don’t want to miss about Kanze Dena.
- Full Name: Kellen Beatrice Kanze Dena
- Age/ How Old: about 40 years old
- Date of Birth: 1980
- Place of Birth: Kwale County, Kenya
- Birthday: Not Available
- Nationality: Kenya
- Fathers Name: Not Available
- Mothers Name: Not Available
- Siblings: Five siblings
- Married?: Yes
- Children/ Kids: 1 son
- Height/ How tall?: Not Available
- Weight: Not Available
- Profession: Spokesperson, Executive Office of the President, Republic of Kenya and Head of President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU)
- Net worth: Not Available
Kanze Dena Career
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After high school, Kanze Dena started working as a waitress in a restaurant. She then worked with KBC as an intern after college and was recommended by KBC boss that she goes for a voice test and she qualified to read bulletins on KBC radio at 4 p.m.
Afterward, she joined Citizen TV in March 2007 and became a news anchor and news director at royal media services TV Station. There, she co-hosted Citizen Nipashe and Wikendi that airs at 7 pm with Lulu Hassan for almost six years and on 5th June 2018, she was appointed the Deputy State House spokesperson in far-reaching changes made in the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit, forcing her to resign Citizen TV June 10th, that year.
Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita said Ms. Dena’s appointment was part of the efforts to strengthen the quality and reach of communication from the presidency.
Six weeks after being appointed as Deputy Statehouse spokesperson, she acquired the job as Statehouse Spokesperson and Head of the Presidential Strategic and Communication Unit. This was after her boss Manoah Esipisu was appointed as Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Kanze Dena
Who is Kanze Dena?
Kanze is a well-known former Swahili news reporter for Citizen TV and the current Spokesperson, Executive Office of the President, Republic of Kenya and Head of President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU). Prior to joining Citizen TV, he wrote for KBC.
How old is Kanze?
Dena is a Kenyan national born in 1980, in Kwale County, Kenya. However, she has not shared her date of birth with the public, as it is not documented anywhere as of 2020.
How tall is Kanze?
Dena has not shared her height with the public. Her height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
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Is Kanze married?
Yes, she is married to Nick Mararo. They got married on 2 March 2019, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County and together they have one son. The couple resides in Nairobi, Kenya, together with their son.
How much is Dena worth?
She has not yet revealed her net worth. We will update this section when we get and verify information about the wealth and properties under her name.
How much does Kanze make?
She earns a monthly salary of Ksh. 800,000 with allowance which is estimated to be around Ksh. 250,000 and airtime allowance of around Ksh. 20,000 per month.
Where does Kanze live?
She is a resident of Nairobi, Kenya, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.
Is Kanze dead or alive?
Kanze is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Kanze now?
Kanze Dena is a former Swahili news anchor, producer, and director at Citizen TV and the current Spokesperson, Executive Office of the President, Republic of Kenya and Head of President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).
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