Samson Kasumba’s media Journey leaves fans in Tears


By staff writer

A month back, NBS TV news anchor Samson Kasumba was arrested for engaging in subversive activities.

He was picked up and spent a night at Kiira Road police station, but was later released as social media buzz kept the police at their feet.

While ignoring the shock of his life (the arrest), the news anchor shared a miserable Journalism journey that left many fans in a tears and temporary sorrow.

“I am deeply involved in theology/ spiritual work. I hold fellowship at Mt Zion Hotel called In Truth in Spirit (ITIS). I also sing gospel inspirational music, do sports and I’m a devoted family man”, Samson reveals one part of his life.

I think journalism is something I’ve always wanted to do. I wanted to get on TV when I was 19, but I didn’t get on until I was 39. That’s 20 years of waiting.

I tried every television station in this country, and no success. From Light House TV, UTV, UBC, I tried WBS several times. People sent me to see Elvis Ssekyanzi, I saw him, he never wanted to look at me again. I went to UTV dressed very smartly, they told me to see a lady who looked at me in the corridors and never saw me again. I went to NTV, did a screen test, somebody lost it. I was so bad that my screen test got lost somewhere within the building at NTV. I came to NBS, spoke to someone, he told me to write a proposal, but because I was mature, I could tell that he was politely saying that “We don’t need you.” Now I’m at NBS.