Citizen TV presenters and friends surprised Rashid Abdalla with a birthday cake as he anchored news alongside his wife and co-anchor Lulu Hassan.

Lulu made the revelations as they came to the end of their broadcast with Bi Mswafari on the night of April 17, 2021.

She said that the cake had been provided by Tourism stakeholders from Mombasa County led by Governor Ali Hassan Joho.

"They said that they respect you a lot and they wish you all the best. They have also wished you a happy birthday and brought you a cake inside the studio," Lulu stated as they presented him with the cake.

Citizen TV News anchors Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla. |Photo| Courtesy|

Rashid was overwhelmed with emotions as Bi Mswafari burst into singing for the birthday boy. She did so despite appearing via video conferencing.

Citizen TV journalists Stephen Letoo and Hassan Mugambi were in attendance and two other panelists appeared via a video link.

Rashid thanked them for the surprise extending his gratitude to the County Government of Mombasa for the kind gesture.

"(I thank all) tourism stakeholders starting with their boss Usher among others together with their leader Governor Ali Hassan Joho and thank you for the cake.

"I know that for a person to thrive in life, you need people who care. I will forever cherish this," Rashid stated.

Lulu celebrated Rashid on his birthday as her best friend, wishing him nothing but prosperity.

"It's my best friend's birthday, my co-anchor's birthday, my support system's birthday, the father of my kids birthday my ride or die," Lulu shared on her social media pages shortly after the surprise party.