Celebrated Kenyan journalist Hussein Mohamed hosted his last show on Citizen TV on Tuesday night. The veteran journalist, who worked for the Royal Media Services station quit after 10 years.
Yesterday after he was done with his show, where he hosted Kipchumba Murkomen and John Mbadi, Willis Raburu led Citizen TV journalists in surprising Hussein.
He was shocked as his colleagues made way to the studio with cakes, flowers, and a portrait.
The shy presenter while giving his speech said,
I’m humbled and moved by the pleasant and kind messages I have received from each and every one of you…It has been an amazing journey, 10 years, but you the viewer has made it all worth it, all of you here including all the guests I have hosted. I appreciate the support and guidance of RMS chair SK Macharia, managing director Wachira Waruru, my family and ofcourse my wife who has been very supportive and colleagues I’ve interacted with.
Lastly, I appreciate the viewer in my line of work, you rarely say you’re resigning or you’re quitting and that’s why I say tonight I’m taking a break.
Hussein has been praised by many for his crisp and candid manner of conducting interviews.
Check out messages from Kenyans.
Willis Raburu My brother, I have no words… for now thank you, for advice, for the consulting, for the correction, for the drives when I was a nobody with no name, for showing me that you can be good at what you do just by being you @HusseinMohamed
Fayzah Wanjiru @Hussein I have seen you grow in this career to become who you are today. I have been your cheerleader and number one fun. To me, you remain the top interviewer, the best this country has. I never thought our time to part would come this soon, but such is life. We got to the intersection where our journeys must take different turns. Though I am sad to see you leave, I wish you all the best in your next big assignment. Always keep the smile. Goodbye Hussein.
— Mike lovy omuchukuyu (@Mikelovy45) October 30, 2019
Trevor Ombija #ThankYouHussein is all we can say, bro, you are the epitome of professionalism, hard work and dedication all wrapped up in a great personality, I wish you nothing but the best bro, go on and be great. Until the next time, keep shining. @citizentvkenya
Agnes Kagure Remaining neutral in heated political interviews eludes many, but Hussein managed to wriggle through and give out the best from his show.
All the best in your future endeavours.
Osiany In a crowded field, you stood out! You filled each of your shows with passion & zest. You always endeavoured to achieve the greatest mark of professional journalism. You soared @HusseinMohamedg
my brother, you soared. Pls, don’t patch. You’re cut out for greater. #ThankYouHussein.
ThePaulWorld The man who meant business when interviewing the rogue Kenyan politicians. As you give it your final touch at #NewsNight We wish you all the best in your future endeavours. #ThankYouHussein
John Lumasai I will miss you plus you show Hussein, you really showed your courageousness in handling hard issues, very best in your endeavours sir
Jescah Okindo It seems the wise ones were rightabout “Hakuna kilicho na mwanzo kisichona mwisho”. It was worthwhile seeing @HusseinMohamedg rise, grow, educate us while on the screen with his commendable traits. GoodbyeMay God guide your steps even as you leave.
Alex Omache It has been nice having one ripe banana in amidst of rotten ones Hussein you were a great deal in hitting the nail on the head you shall be dearly missed #ThankYouHussein
Ibrahim There are journalists and there is Hussein Mohamed. Millions thanks to the great Man
Mohamed Ali Hussein Mohamed was extraordinary, down to earth and a talented journalist. He will be missed! #ThankYouHussein
Sarah Juma Wish you well Hussein. I enjoyed your professionalism, you inspired many of us
Jim Langat In an Era of irresponsible journalism and open bias, @HusseinMohamed
has stayed true and firm on the true spirit of journalism. I will personally miss your great personality.
Nathan Onyancha A very disciplined individual. Did everything professionally unlike some idiots in other Tv stations. I wish you well bro.
Our Fardig Brilliant mind! Always knows how to phrase words especially on contentious issues. Will be fondly missed.
Anampiu James Thanks for the time as one of the most professional, brilliant and exemplary journalist to watch. All the best in your future endeavours Hussein
Here is the video of Hussein giving speech.