Kanze Dena biography, age, family, tribe, education, career, husband, children, salary, cars, net worth

Kanze Dena is a former Swahili female news anchor, director, and producer, of Citizen TV. In June 2018, the news anchor resigned from Citizen TV after being appointed as the Deputy State House Spokesperson for parliament. Inside Kanze Dena biography is everything about her personal life.

Kanze Dena biography
Kanze Dena, one of the best news anchors in Kenya

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Have you been wondering about Kanze Dena’s current job? After the 2022 General elections, Dena grabbed a new post as the spokesperson in the Executive Office of the President and Head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

Kanze Dena profile facts

Kanze Dena real name:              Kellen Beatrice Kanze Dena

Place of birth:                             Kwale, Kenya

Nationality:                                 Kenyan

Kanze Dena parents:                  The late Mr. Harry Kitao Stephens and her late mother (Name not known)

Kaanze Dena tribe:                     Duruma of Mijikenda community

Kanze Dena brothers and sisters: 5

Husband:                                    Nick Mararo

Children:                                    2

Occupation:                                News anchor

Kanze Dena biography

The media personality was born as Kellen Beatrice Kanze Dena in Kwale, Kenya. She is the fourth born among the six siblings in her family. Unfortunately, Kanze was raised by a single mother as her parents divorced when she was four years.

One of the best Swahili female anchors in Kenya
One of the best Swahili female anchors in Kenya

Kanze Dena age

Beatrice was born in 1980 in Kwale County. She is 44 years old as of 2024. Although she prefers a private life, some sources indicate that Kanze Dena’s birthday is on April 12.

What is Kanze Dena tribe?

Dena was born to Duruma parents, a community of the Mijikenda in Kwale County. She therefore belongs to the Mijikenda tribe.

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Kanze Dena family

The former news anchor comes from a family of six siblings, with her being the fourth born. Their mother raised the six after their father divorced her. Sadly, Kanze Dena’s mother succumbed to colon cancer a year after Kanze gave birth. More about Kanze Dena’s sisters and brothers is unknown except for her sister Elsie Hemsi Stephens who is also in the limelight.

Her education history

Kanze attended Kianjokama Boarding school for her primary education, after which she enrolled at Kyeni Girls High School in Embu for secondary education. Later, she enrolled at Foundation College of Professional Studies and pursued Journalism and Mass Communication.

Her career

After completing her college studies, Kanze worked at KBC as an intern. The KBC boss then recommended her to go for a voice test, after which she qualified to read bulletins at KBC radio at 4:00 p.m.

Kanze and Lulu Hassan
Kanze and Lulu Hassan

Later in 2007, she joined Citizen TV as a news anchor and a news director at royal media services TV station. She then stayed at Citizen TV for a long time until 2018, when she resigned for a different job at State House.

Kanze Dena husband, Nick Mararo and child

The Spokes lady tied the knot with Nick Mararo, the CEO of Nuvision Media, on March 2, 2019, at OL Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County. The two exchanged vows at around 1:00 p.m and were announced as husband and wife. Surprisingly, Kanze Dena wedding was attended by relatives and close friends only.

Kanze and her hubby Nick Mararo
Kanze and her hubby Nick Mararo

Kanze Dena and Nick were recently blessed with a son whose name is Joe Mararo.

Kanze Dena son with baby daddy

Who is Kanze Dena’s baby daddy? Before meeting with Nick Mararo, Kanze had her part of life. She was in an affair and gave birth to Nathaniel Amani, whom she loves so much.

Kanze Dena, her baby daddy and their son
Kanze Dena, her baby daddy and their son
Kanze Dena and her son
Kanze Dena and her son

Sadly, things never worked with her hubby as the two broke up. Despite her private life, Kanze always shares photos of her son on social media. Besides, Kanze Dena’s ex-husband is now co-parenting with her to raise their son.

Dena and her son Nathaniel
Dena and her son Nathaniel

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Kanze Dena salary

Being a spokesperson of the Republic of Kenya and the Head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit is evident enough of what Kanze earns. Her monthly salary is estimated at Ksh. 800, 000 with allowances of around Ksh. 250,000.

Kanze Dena cars

The Spokes lady is one of those driving one of the best cars in Kenya. Her car collection includes a White Range Rover and a Land Cruiser Prado estimated to millions of money.

Kanze Dena net worth

Apart from earning as a Spokesperson, Kanze has also done several investments that pay her well. Besides, she made a lot of money while working as a news anchor. Her net worth is still under review.

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