Waihiga Mwaura Announces Exit from Citizen TV to Join BBC as Focus on Africa Presenter
Citizen TV news anchor, Waihiga Mwaura, has announced his departure from Royal Media Services (RMS) after working with the station for over 14 years. The journalist shared the news on Tuesday, revealing that he would also host his final show on the same day.
Waihiga has secured a new position with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as the presenter of the popular news program, Focus on Africa. He expressed his excitement to be joining the BBC at a time when the show would be anchored from the African continent for the first time. He believes that “bringing the show home” will enhance its impact by drawing in new audiences and providing a better understanding of Africa’s diversity.
The accomplished news anchor will be based in Nairobi and will commence his new role with the BBC on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023. His exit from Citizen TV marks the end of an illustrious career with the RMS-owned station, where he has delivered groundbreaking news reports and earned a reputation as one of Kenya’s top news presenters.
Waihiga’s move to the BBC comes as no surprise to industry insiders, as he has been widely regarded as one of the most talented journalists in the country. The BBC’s appointment of Waihiga to lead Focus on Africa’s coverage from Nairobi is a testament to his outstanding journalistic skills and his in-depth knowledge of the continent.
Waihiga’s fans and colleagues at Citizen TV expressed their sadness at his departure but wished him well in his new role. His contribution to the growth of the station’s news division over the years was highly appreciated, and his legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations of journalists.
In conclusion, Waihiga Mwaura’s departure from Citizen TV marks the end of a remarkable era in Kenya’s journalism industry. His move to the BBC is a significant milestone in his career and a testament to his exceptional talent and dedication to journalism. We wish him all the best in his new role and look forward to seeing his outstanding work on the BBC’s Focus on Africa program.