Waihiga Mwaura, a Kenyan journalist, has been announced as the new host of BBC’s Focus on Africa.
On Tuesday, May 2, the celebrated Kenyan journalist was welcomed as a new member of the English media giant BBC, a few hours after announcing his exit from Citizen TV, where he had served for fourteen years. “We are very pleased to welcome Waihiga Mwaura as the new presenter for Focus on Africa TV. His talent, engaging story-telling, and on-screen presence make him a great choice for the BBC award-winning show,” BBC Africa tweeted.
“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 focusing on Africa. I’ll share more details soon, but in the meantime, see you on my last episode of #Newsnight at 9 pm on @citizentvkenya,” Waihiga Mwaura tweeted.
With a career spanning over a decade, Waihiga Mwaura joined Citizen TV’s producers Royal Media Services in 2009 where he worked as a producer and as a presenter on the Power Breakfast Show and on Citizen Weekend as well as presenting the Zinduka show. He won CNN’s African Journalist Award, Sports Award in 2012, and in 2015, he won the Mohammed Amin Africa Award. He later took on news presenting at citizen tv. In 2018, he won the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.