Citizen TV Reporter Francis Gachuri Appointed Political Affairs Editor 

  • Celebrated Citizen TV's reporter Francis Gachuri has landed a new position as the Political Affairs Editor for Royal Media Services (RMS) owned station.

    Following the promotion, Editorial Director Joe Ageyo sent out a memo noting that: "Gachuri is an experienced journalist who has covered key political events in the country and beyond and I am confident that he will discharge his duties with distinction.

    "I congratulate Gachuri on this appointment and ask that we accord him our support and cooperation as he carries out his new mandate," the memo by Ageyo reads.

    [caption caption="Francis Gachuri at a past public function"][/caption]

    Prior to the promotion, Gachuri was a senior political affairs reporter with a wealth of experience in covering political affairs including General Elections, national celebrations, political rallies and campaigns.

    Most notably, Gachuri who will now be leading the political coverage for both Kiswahili and English products was extensively involved in covering the arraignment and pre-trial of the infamous "Ocampo Six" at the ICC Court in Hague, Netherlands.

    In October 2017, the journalist alongside NTV cameraperson Jane Gatwiri were attacked and injured by goons alleged to be affiliated to the opposition - NASA.

    The two were among the pack of journalists who were covering a NASA Parliamentary Group meeting that the Wiper Party headquarters when the goons invaded alleging bias in the coverage of the news results by some media houses.

    In May, Gachuri was among the people who highlighted the plight of Gor Mahia in a traffic gridlock minutes to a crucial match against Alger of Algeria.

    Following the intervention, Kasarani Police Division acted swiftly clearing the way for the players in less than 10 minutes enabling the football team to make to the match.

     

    [caption caption="Citizen TV senior reporter Francis Gachuri"][/caption]

    His promotion to the new position comes in the wake of the ongoing reshaping of major media houses with earlier reports have indicated that Gachuri was being eyed by K24 TV.