Earlier this week, Award-winning Citizen TV journalist Waihiga Mwaura left Royal Media Services after 14 years to join the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC).
Waihiga was the Managing Editor, Multimedia, at Royal Media Services and had hosted Citizen TV’s highly-rated primetime political news program, News Night, on Tuesdays.
Mwaura announced his departure on Tuesday through his Twitter account.
“After 14 amazing years at Royal Media Services (Citizen TV), my time here has come to an end. My next stop is @BBCNews, @BBCAfrica specifically Focus on Africa. I’ll share more details soon, but in the meantime, see you on my last episode of #Newsnight at 9 pm,” he tweeted.
Waihiga joined Citizen TV in 2009 as a sports anchor. And had continued to reinvent himself, switching to the main bulletin as a news anchor in January 2017.
Mwaura has received various accolades during his broadcasting career, among them the BBC Komla Dumor Award in 2018, and the CNN MultiChoice Award in 2012.
He also clinched the inaugural Mo Amin award for an investigative story he did on doping in Kenya.
Last year, he was named among the Top 25 Men in Digital by SOMA for his work in championing the digital transformation journey for Royal Media Services and introducing innovative products under Citizen Digital to increase audience reach, optimize user experiences as well as increase revenue.
Taking to their social media, BBC welcomed Waihiga to their team:
We are proud to introduce @waihigamwaura – a former BBC News Komla Dumor award winner – as the new presenter for Focus on Africa TV. Waihiga has an impressive track record and is committed to telling important news stories from the continent. Welcome to the team!They wrote
Congratulations to him.
By Wanjiru Mbaru