The poster on a tree that turned former investigative journalist Mohamed Ali into a journalist


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Life is a journey with great tales of how steps are made in life and since none is an angel we have all walked to reach certain destinations.Truth be told some distances have involved painful strides.

Nyali member of parliament Mohamed Ali has opened up on his ambitious journey headed towards success.

Speaking with TV host Kalekye Mumo in an interview, Ali narrated how he once attempted to join the military and the police service but was turned down for having a “small chest”.

The renowned journalist stated that he was angry at the government for promising the youth jobs, yet it was asking for bribes in exchange.

“The first time I was dismissed and told that my chest was too small. In my next attempt the police asked for a Ksh20,000 bribe,” he revealed.

After failing to secure the money, his mother took him to a computer college, which he attended for a whole term, although deep down in his heart, he felt like he was doing the wrong course.

Ali revealed that his journalism interest was sparked by a poster on a tree that advertised applications for media studies. He managed to get an internship at KBC but struggled to secure a job afterwards.

He got his big break in 2007 when he joined KTN following a massive exodus of journalists from the Mombasa Road-based media house to Citizen TV.

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