The departure of Hassan Mwana Wa Ali from the Standard Media Group has raised questions about the company’s ability to pay its staff, with many speculating that he left due to unpaid dues. Hassan is a highly talented radio presenter and football commentator, who had been with the company for a decade.
His departure, along with that of other key presenters, is a significant blow to the Standard Media Group and its reputation in the industry.
It is not uncommon for media companies to face financial difficulties, especially in a highly competitive industry such as this. However, the inability to pay staff on time can have a significant impact on morale and productivity, as well as the company’s reputation.
In the case of the Standard Media Group, it is unclear what caused the financial difficulties, but it is clear that they have had a negative impact on the company’s ability to retain its talented employees.
Meanwhile, Kauleni was known for his versatility and as one of the few established multimedia journalists. He managed to juggle from radio to television as well as his column on The Nairobian titled Chemsha Bongo.
In addition, the presenter earned prominence from his eloquent football commentary on Radio Maisha. He was part of the formidable football commentary duo alongside his colleague Stephen Mukangai.
While on the microphone, Ali Hassan Kauleni impressed his fans with his blend of eloquence and oratory skills in Swahili and occasional jokes in the midst of the commentary.