Citizen TV Political Editor Francis Gachuri has quit his onscreen job for a communication role in President William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Government.
Two highly placed sources at Kilimani-based station confirmed to Kenyans.co.ke on Wednesday, March 1, that Gachuri was appointed as the Head of Communications in the Ministry of Interior headed by Cabinet Secretary Professor Kithure Kindiki.
"Yes it's true," one of the sources who sought anonymity affirmed.
In a phone call to this writer, the News Gang panelist confirmed the appointment but maintained that he will release a statement at a later time.
It was affirmed that Gachuri will begin his official duties at the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination in the week of Monday, March 6.
In his new role, Gachuri will be responsible for creating, delivering and evaluating communication activities that lead to the effective positioning and promotion of trust within the Ministry.
He will also manage all internal and external communications channels within the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination.
Gachuri served in various capacities at Citizen TV, including as a Senior Political Reporter, Editor, and Commentator on News Gang programme.
At Royal Media Services subsidiary, Inooro TV, Gachuri also works as a News presenter, where he hosts a programme known as Kiririmbi that broadcasts between 8 pm and 9 pm.
On Kiririmbi show, Gachuri often hosts people with divergent views on politics and current affairs, especially those from Kenya's political divide.
While on News Gang that broadcasts on Citizen TV on Thursdays between 10 pm and midnight, alongside his colleagues, Gachuri shares personal views on current political development.
On July 19, 2022, He moderated the Deputy Presidential debate at the Catholic University for Eastern Africa (CUEA) main campus in Karen.
Born on December 23, 1980, Gachuri attended Senior Chief Koinange High School in Kiambu before joining Moi University where he pursued a degree in Communication and Journalism.