Rukh-Shana Namuyimba Kitaka
News Reporter and Anchor
She is also a voice-over artist, communication specialist, and child advocate. Curren
She has worked with at least four of Uganda’s biggest television and radio brands over the last 20 years and managed the reputation of some of the leading brands in the telecommunications, banking and FMCG industries over the last 13 years.
Starting out as a commercial voice-over artist and radio news anchor while pursuing her BA Communication major degree from Makerere University, she moved into current affairs and radio feature reporting. Rukh-Shana’s knack for news and attention to detail saw her rise to the coveted position of Deputy News Manager at the only news-talk station, 933 Monitor FM (now KFM) in 2003.
She later hit the big screen as a primetime weekend TV news anchor becoming an instant hit. Her demeanor, incredibly powerful voice, news story telling delivery style and ability to connect with viewers endears her to her TV audience.
Two-time winner, Outstanding English TV News Anchor – Radio & TV Academy (2015 & 2016)
Two-time winner, Rosemary Nankabirwa Best Female TV News Anchor – Radio & TV Academy (2014 & 2015)
Nominee TV Personality of the Year in the Heaven Inspired Triumph Awards(HIT Awards) 2016
Social & Political Commentary:
Aljazeera The Stream (2019) speaking on international child adoptions
SABC’s 5fm.co.za Africa Update on Police brutality in Uganda (January 2021) and Uganda’s plans to host Afghan refugees (August 2021)
Some of her best work:
Hon Robert Kyagulanyi speaks out on His Airport Arrest (Sept 2017)
Understanding dyslexia (Feb 2019)
Weekend Live chat on the burden of single motherhood (Oct 2020)
Is adoption tricking Ugandan parents from their children? | The Stream
The Gist July 2021