Waihiga Mwaura Promoted to Senior Role at Citizen TV

  • Citizen TV news anchor Waihiga Mwaura moderating a World Bank forum in 2019
    Citizen TV news anchor Waihiga Mwaura moderating a World Bank forum in 2019
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  • Citizen TV news anchor Waihiga Mwaura has been appointed as the new Special Projects Editor for the station.

    An internal memo seen by Kenyans.co.ke and signed by editorial director Joe Ageyo, indicated that Waihiga would take up the role effective October 1, 2020.

    Waihiga will be in charge of features, investigative stories, special reports as well as forward planning for special events at the station.

    Switch TV Joyce Omondi (left) and husband Waihiga Mwaura take a selfie at an event.
    Switch TV Joyce Omondi (left) and husband Waihiga Mwaura take a selfie at an event.
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    "I am confident that Waihiga will help in steering our Special Projects Desk into the new dispensation of multi-media content generation and dissemination. Kindly let us accord him the usual cooperation and support as he takes on the new responsibilities," reads the memo in part

    In his new role, the broadcaster is tapping into Mwaura's rich journalism experience spanning more than 10 years, covering national news, investigative stories and other special reports. 

    Notably, Waihiga was the recipient of the 2018 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for his impeccable story-telling ability and on-screen presence.

    The position fell vacant in May 20, 2020 after the former Special Projects manager, Asha Mwilu, resigned.

    Mwilu launched her own media company, Debunk, a few months later.

    "Debunk Media is a team of journalists, data scientists, filmmakers, illustrators and animators. There's even a doctor on the team. With our combined expertise, we are using storytelling to make sense of the big issues affecting our audiences," she explained.

    "Content from international media is refined but it doesn't really represent Kenya and the African continent as a whole. We have so much information competing for our attention daily. Many times we need to break everything down and discover why it matters to us," she added.

    Debunk Media founder Asha Mwilu. She is an award-winning journalist.
    Debunk Media founder Asha Mwilu. She is an award-winning journalist.