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Who is Charles Odongtho?

Who is Charles Odongtho? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, wife, family, radio career, UBC, NBS Frontline, relationship with Linda, early life and education of a Ugandan journalist.

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Charles Odongtho is a Ugandan Journalist, Television/Radio Talk show host at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), a lawyer by profession, former talk show host of the NBS Frontline airing every Thursday at 10 pm and political observer.

Odongtho loves diplomacy, is independent-minded and is the founder of NBS Frontline, a popular political talk show on NBS television.

Work and Experience

Charles Odongtho is the talk show host at UBC TV, hosting ‘Behind the Headlines’, current affairs and a political talk show programme every Wednesday at 10 pm. 

The programme has three regular panellists’ that include; Abdu Katuntu a senior lawyer and legislator, Ramathan Ggoobi, an economist and Margaret Muhanga, a Development Consultant and veteran journalist with legislative experience of 10 years in parliament. 

He secured the job in 2020 after quitting NBS TV as a host of the Frontline, a political and current affair talk show programme he initiated. 

Odongtho began the show with regular panellists’ that include; Ofwono Opondo former National Resistance Movement (NRM) the ruling party in Uganda, the Democratic Party President Norbert Mao and Hon Miria Matembe former Ethics and Integrity Minister in Uganda’s cabinet. 

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Charles Odongtho and Linda Bernadette Kyarikora tied the knot. FILE PHOTO


On November 30, 2019, Charles Odongtho and Linda Bernadette Kyarikora were united in marriage at St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Parish, Ntinda, where Charles Odongtho walked his stunning bride down the aisle.

Later, they hosted a reception at Naguru Hilltop gardens in Kampala, where they served their guests a delicious three-course meal prepared by an Afro-American restaurant. They also served fresh fruit juice from Dalausi’s among other drinks.

Throughout Odongtho’s life, friends and family applauded him for always putting his ambitions first and being generous and hardworking.

In addition to Prime Minister Rugunda, the Slur Paramount king Rauni III, General Mugisha Muntu, Norbert Mao, and Padyere MP Joshua Anywarach, the day was graced by many religious leaders.