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Chemutai Goin: Profile of Citizen TV’s highly rated political news, current affairs journalist

Citizen TV’s Jane Chemutai Goin stands tall as a trailblazing journalist in the realm of political and current affairs news reporting.

She sets remarkable benchmarks in her presentation and fearlessly steps into the limelight when called upon.

With a voice that resonates with boldness, she has the gift of captivating the ears of many whenever she stands in front of the camera to present news. Arguably, she is the best female political journalist in Kenya right now.

Her gradual and steady ascent has gained Chemutai prominence in various corners of Kenya; well-deserved fame. On Twitter, Chemuta Goin identifies herself as a parliamentary and political reporter.

In this article, we take a look at the journalist’s rewarding career on the screens.

Chemutai Goin’s Career

Chemutai Goin kickstarted her career as an intern working at Standard Group’s KTN TV. Here, she made a breakthrough and announced herself as the ‘next big thing’ in Kenya’s journalism space.

At KTN, she curved her niche as a specialist in political reporting, showcasing her expertise in the field. After the internship, she was hired as a political reporter at Capital FM.

Later, Media Max’s K24 TV called for her to pen her signature on an employment contract. She worked at K24 and strived to showcase her skills.

Her breakthrough came during the 2017 General Elections, where she was pivotal in providing extensive political news coverage across several counties.

In 2018, Jane Chemutai and her colleague at K24, Apollo Kamau, left the then-struggling K24 TV for Citizen TV, where they had just landed new jobs.

Having demonstrated their skills countlessly, the pair were poached to cover political affairs news and report parliamentary content.

It proved to be a crucial move by the RMS Station at a time when veteran journalist Jacque Maribe was banned from appearing on Kenyan TV in an occupational capacity.

Chemutai Goin: Profile of Citizen TV's highly rated political news, current affairs journalist

High Court Judge James Wakiaga imposed the ban following the association of Maribe and her ex-fiance Joseph Irungu with the murder case of Monica Kimani.

Jacque Maribe and Chemutai Goin have always been great friends with nothing but mutual respect and love for each other.

Chemutai Goin continued growing her career under the mentorship of her RMS peers. Aside from specializing in developmental journalism, she is also skilled at moderating events, writing and producing featured stories, public speaking and research.

During the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya, Chemutai emerged as a prominent figure at the forefront, advocating for public safety and tirelessly raising awareness through her coverage of Covid-19 stories.

Her exceptional work earned her recognition from the highest offices in the country. During the 2020 Madaraka Day celebration on June 1st, former President Uhuru Kenyatta bestowed her with a state commendation.

He commended her for utilizing the power of journalism to create a positive impact and serve the greater good. She received the Uzalendo Award from the former Head of State.

Jane Chemutai Goin’s career trajectory continues to ascend and the future holds great promise for an exceptional talent such as hers.

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