Celebrated journalist Hussein Mohamed has called it a day at Citizen TV.
Hussein, who used to read prime time news on Citizen TV every Tuesday and conduct high profile interviews has decided to take a break.
He has been anchoring prime time news at the station for the past 10 years.
Announcing his exit, he tweeted, “It has been a wonderful 10 years at Citizen TV. I have enjoyed & relished every moment I shared with my colleagues at RMS. I have decided to take a break after October In Sha Allah to concentrate on other matters. Loved the fans, the critics & everything in between. See you soon.”
A Citizen TV journalist is trending online after making a mistake while breaking news about the arrest of MP Ndindi Nyoro.
We all make slip ups in our job reporting whether online, on air or elsewhere.
Victor Kinuthia caught the attention of KOT when his English mistake was noted. It is said he is a reporter for a Kikuyu station, and being his first time reporting in english he blundered and ‘murdered’ the Queens language.
Fellow journalists have come out to defend him, narrating their experiences as rookies, and in general the challenges faced in this industry. Yvonne Okwara-Matole wrote It was his first time. He will get better with time. We all start somewhere. We will train him. Francis Gachuri.. Victor Kinuthia will be FINE. He was thrown deep end as journalism demands in such a breaking news situation. He has the right attitude and with self belief, confidence and a winning spirit, Victor is destined for greatness. We will accord him all the support.
KOT have also sought to reassure him that it will get better
Those ridiculing Victor are the same that think knowing English is a measure of inteligence. He reports for Inooro TV, I wouldnt point a finger. #KOTLoyals should condemn these bastards.
. Its uncouth of us Kenyans
reporter who made the common rookie mistake that we all can do… Show him love and support. He will be fine
Dennis Kiplimo™ ..not be an expert in Journalism matters but all I know is that the situation Victor Kinuthia was in, is not that easy. I hope someday he tells a story of how this motivated him to keep going.
Y’all should know how tough it is for a guy born & raised in likes of Murang’a, Nyeri, Nyandarua & Kirinyaga to confidently speak good English. Victor Kinuthia even with his Homeland accent tried. Ain’t the best English speaker but must acknowledge he’s well updated with his beat
In many professions, you hide your mistakes. In journalism, you broadcast them. So give Victor Kinuthia a break. Was his first live link in a chaotic scene. He’ll learn like many of us. Let’s revisit this when he makes it in a few years, In Sha Allah
Sports journalist-cum-actor Allan Muliro, one of the pioneer actors of TV series ‘Inspekta Mwala’, is hoping to secure another job after alcohol destroyed his life.
Speaking to Word Is yesterday, he said,
“I lost my job as a sports presenter on Radio Citizen’s Viwanjani Michezo na Burudani show because of being alcoholic. My performance at work wasn’t good and my family also fell apart.”
He said he was deeply affected after he was fired and regretted having lost the precious chance in his life.
“My wife and I are trying to work things out and I’m happy the relationship has improved after rehab. But I regret my past and keep asking myself why am I alone, why did I do this’?” the actor said.
“If given a chance, I would go back and do my best because I have the potential.”
Muliro said he became an alcoholic since 2013 after losing his mother until 2018, when he was taken to rehab in Thika.
“I was so close to my mother and her death really affected me. I would find myself drinking so much. Life in rehab is lonely and the good thing there is you reflect on what you’ve lost and want for the future,” he said.
Speaking about ‘Githeri man’ Martin Kamotho, who slipped back to alcoholism despite receiving a Head of State Commendation, Muliro said,
“When you leave rehab, you need people to support you.
“But if there’s is no one ready to help, the chances of you going back to alcoholism are big. The support system is very important.”
Muliro keeps himself busy by “running and doing exercises every morning”. He also participates in mentorship programmes.
“I work closely with Alcohol Anonymous, where former alcoholics share their recovery journeys just to encourage one another. I also mentor youths sometimes in churches, telling them about the consequences of alcohol and how to stay away from drug abuse.”
The father of one thanked his colleague Abdi Munai for giving him a shoulder to lean on.
“He is my best friend and we’ve been together for a long time. He is an adviser and a friend you can always count on. He was in ‘Vioja Mahakami’ and I was in ‘Vitimbi’ and at one point, he used to act as President Moi, while I played the role of his bodyguard,” Muliro said.
Inspekta Mwala (programme) recently celebrated 10 years. Muliro’s message to recovering alcoholics is, “There’s always hope and a new start and beginning.”
The recent public exchanges between Sonko and Passaris have gripped the country and also served as an embarrassment according to KOT.
It got worse as Sonko was the guest on Citizen TV Wednesday June 5h, where he exposed private conversations with Passaris, leading to the TV station abruptly ending the interview.
In Thursday’s morning conversation on Classic 105, Maina Kageni’s topic was about Sonko’s behavior.
Maina sought to know from Classic 105 listeners how one deals with a person who cannot keep a secret.
What do you think about what you saw yesterday with Sonko at the JK live interview?
What could you have done if you were Sonko’s wife?
These are some of the questions that Maina asked. He was however somehow convinced that Sonko was not wrong about what he was doing. He also said that he is hopeful that Sonko will one day ‘anika’ corruption scandals.
Maina dug in with his opinion saying
‘The only thing with Sonko is that you just never know what is coming he might say something that might get you sued. There is something about Sonko that I like. I can’t put my finger on it I just get the sense that cartels fear him.’
The comments from Sonko also elicited mixed reaction.
One of the female callers said, ‘I was so ashamed about that interview because i was even watching it with my husband and son. I wonder what he will advising his children if thus what he does in public. I love my governor but with that he went overboard.
Weeks after marrying the love of his life, Mary Ngami, in a secret ceremony that caught Kenyans off guard, renowned TV personality Willis Raburu is back from his honeymoon and ready to hit the ground running.
Raburu is widely known for his humorous nature and personality that has made him a hit with many Kenyans, mostly on social media and has won the hearts of many including youth.
The award-winning journalist has scooped several awards including Maji award for a three part series dubbed ”Deadly water”, Children’s Right Awards and Road Safety Award. This points to his hard-working nature.
Well after resuming work, he has posted a photo on social media that has tongues wagging. It appears that he could be ready to sign up for a new job.
His caption read;
Looks like marriage has brought about new beginnings and can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.
Kenyan actor John Githui, known for his role as Rasta on Citizen TV’s drama Mother-In-Law, couldn’t contain his excitement after his wife gave birth to a bouncing baby girl over the weekend.
Taking to Facebook on Saturday, April 1 shared the good news with his friends and thanked God for blessing his family with the newborn.
Understandably, the actor was even more elated since his daughter was born one year and three months after his mother went to be with the Lord.
Rasta’s mother Nancy Wangechi Githui died on January 24, 2016 after developing stomach complications and meningitis.
He described her as one person whom he loved greatly, adding that he feels so empty now that she’s gone when he broke the sad news on social media. Wangechi was later laid to rest on February 3, 2016 Nyeri county.
On March 31, 2017, Ras and his wife Shanti welcomed a baby girl into their family. As such, it’s easily understandable what the actor meant when he said his mother is back.
The newborn is the couple’s third child. Ras and Shanti already have two children namely Tasha and Liam.
“My mother is back! Born last night. I thank the Almighty God for the blessings,” Ras captioned the photo below.