Waihiga Mwaura Announces Exit from Citizen TV after 14 Years


Waihiga Mwaura, the gifted journalist and news anchor, has called it a day at Citizen TV.

Waihiga has hosted Tuesday nights’ popular primetime political news program, “News Night,” on Citizen TV.

He is the managing editor for multimedia at Royal Media Services.

Waihiga announced his departure from the SK Macharia-owned TV station on May 2 on Twitter.

The multi-award winning journalist announced that he was joining the BBC.

“After 14 amazing years at Royal Media Services (Citizen TV), my time has come to an end. My next step is @BBCNews @BBCAfrica, specifically Focus on Africa.” He said.

“I’ll share more details soon, but in the meantime, see you on my last episode of #Newsnight at 9pm.”

The renowned journalist joined Citizen TV in 2009 as a sports anchor.

He has since continued to reinvent himself, and in January 2017, he became the news anchor for the main bulletin.

Before being named Managing Editor, Multimedia, in December 2021, he served as editor of the special projects desk starting in October 2020.

Throughout his distinguished broadcasting career, he has won numerous honors, including the CNN MultiChoice Award in 2012 and the BBC Komla Dumor Award in 2018.

Mwaura also won the inaugural Mo Amin Prize for a doping investigation he conducted in Kenya.

Waihiga Mwaura is among the few TV journalists who can report on various subjects with clarity and authority.

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The journalist can report on business, sports, politics, and social issues and even host top-notch interviews.

He is remembered for having blown the cover on the Rio scandal, where senior government officials embezzled funds during the Olympic games in the Brazilian city.

What’s more, his no-nonsense approach when interviewing politicians has endeared him to millions of Kenyans, who regard him as a gatekeeper of good journalism.

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Upon the announcement, his colleagues and fans took to social media to wish him well in his new assignement.

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