Citizen TV's Raquel Muigai Quits

  • A File Image of Citizen TV Studios
    A File Image of Citizen TV Studios
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  • Top Citizen TV journalist Raquel Muigai on Monday, June 27, announced that she had left the Kilimani-based media house.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Muigai confirmed that she had tendered her resignation and was in the process of clearing from the Royal Media Services (RMS) stable.

    She further intimated that she would be joining Africa Uncensored, a media outlet co-founded by veteran investigative journalist John Allan Namu.

    Raquel Muigai poses for a photo with her award during the 2022 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards.jpg (
    Raquel Muigai poses for a photo with her award during the 2022 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards in Kigali Rwanda on June 24, 2022.
    Raquel Muigai

    "Yes, it's true, and I am in the process of clearing with the human resource. I will be starting at Africa uncensored soon," she reiterated.

    Muigai explained that she had not managed to clear from the station as she had travelled to Rwanda to attend the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards where she was feted alongside other television journalists.

    "What an honor to be accorded this, at such a time Agnes Oloo and I were named 'winners of the 2022 African Climate Change & Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Award," she celebrated.

    Muigai joined Citizen TV in September 2018 as a features reporter. An established multi-media journalist, she prides herself in reporting fluently in both English and Kiswahili.

    Following her exit, colleagues organised an in-house farewell party to celebrate her contributions to the station. Swahili presenter Lulu Hassan wished her the very best in her new endeavours.

    Prior to her engagement at RMS, she was a news reporter and correspondent at the Standard Media Group which she joined in 2017. A graduate of Daystar University, she set off her media career at Media Max before moving to China Global Television Network (CGTN).

    Apart from Muigai, sports presenter Bernard Ndong also called it quits at the station after 13 years at the station. He celebrated his colleagues who had been with him throughout the journey.

    "It has been 13 years. It has been a journey. Thank you so much, I am humbled. 13 years have been a journey and a half. This is Bernard Ndong signing off for the final time," stated Ndong.

    Whispers in the media corridors point to Ndong joining NTV - word that he refused to neither confirm nor deny when speaking to Kenyans.co.ke.

    If Ndong moves to NMG, he will be joining former Editorial Director Joe Ageyo who left Citizen TV in April and has been serving in the same capacity at NTV. 

    RMS employees at the luncheon celebrating Bernard Ndong's (in a leather jacket) departure from Citizen TV.
    RMS employees at the luncheon celebrating Bernard Ndong's (in a leather jacket) departure from Citizen TV.
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