• On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, a thankful Waihiga announced his departure from Citizen TV joining British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
• He will be hosting Focus on Africa on BBC. He is set to kick start his new assignment at BBC on May 3, 2023.
Award-winning media personality Waihiga Mwaura has ended her relationship with Royal Media Services (RMS) owned station Citizen TV.
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, a thankful Waihiga announced his departure from Citizen TV joining British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
He will be hosting Focus on Africa on BBC. He is set to kick start his new assignment at BBC on May 3, 2023.
He will be hosting his last Bulletin on Citizen TV today.
“After 14 amazing years at Royal Media Services (Citizen TV), my time here has come to an end. My next stop is @BBCNews @BBCAfrica specifically Focus on Africa . I'll share more details soon, but in the meantime, see you on my last episode of #Newsnight at 9pm on @citizentvkenya,” Waihiga Mwaura tweeted.
An internal memo from BBC details that they are delighted to welcome Waihiga Mwaura to their team.
"I am delighted to let you know that Waihiga Mwaura will be the new presenter of Focus on Africa TV. Waihiga is a respected, award-winning, and talented Kenyan journalist with engaging storytelling and presentation skills.
"Some of you may have encountered him in London before, as he was the 2018 winner of the BBC News Komla award. He joins the programme at a crucial juncture, as we to seek to reach younger audiences, and tell more original and impactful stories," part of the email read in part.
At the time of his exit, Waihiga was the Multimedia managing editor at Citizen TV.
He started out as a Sports reporter and anchor, before he transition into regular news anchoring.
He was later on appointed the Special projects editor before transitioning to head the multimedia desk.
Waihiga has joined the list of journalists who have exited Citizen TV recently among them Francis Gachuri and Sam Ogina.