Saturday, September 23, 2023

Sam Ogina quits Citizen TV for new job at parliament

Sam Ogina has quit his job at Citizen TV. News on the journalist’s departure from the broadcasting station owned by Royal Media Services (RMS) come days after celebrated journalist Francis Gachuri exited the station to work for the Ministry of Interior.

However, soruces say that Ogina may have engineered a quiet departure towards the end of 2022 after securing a top position at the National Assembly at the Majority Leader’s office.

He is reported to have been serving in this office for nearly two months now.

Despite leaving Citizen TV two months ago, Ogina was given an official farewell party by his colleagues at RMS along with Gachuri.

Ogina is a graduate of Daystar University, a Christian liberal arts institution, and had previously worked with KTN before joining RMS. His exit marks another loss for the media house, which has seen some of its finest journalists quit over the recent past.

On the flip side, after 17 years of service, Gachuri retired from RMS. He resigned from the station last Thursday and assumed the role of Head of Communications at the Ministry of Interior.

In his poignant goodbye address, Gachuri reminisced about his 17-year expedition at Royal Media Services, expressing gratitude to his co-workers, superiors, and audience for their backing.

“When I joined Royal Media Services 5,661 days ago, I was a young man, who did not even have a family. While here, I got married and had children, the eldest is now in high school. So, all my major milestones happened while I was here. What more could I say?” he recalled.

Gachuri gave heartfelt appreciation to his colleagues Linus Kaikai, Yvonne, and Jamila Mohamed for their support throughout his 17-year journey at Royal Media Services.

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In response, his immediate firmer boss Kaikai praised Gachuri’s immense contribution to the media house. Kaikai highlighted Gachuri’s evolution from a junior reporter to a renowned figure, notably as a regular panelist on the News Gang show, a vital member of Inooro TV, and an on-air personality at Radio Citizen.

“Somebody is just about to get a very good employee, a very good worker. A fine brain completely and a performer. I wish you the very best as you go out there,” Kaikai said.

“And wherever you go always tell the truth and stick by the truth. The truth is not variable, whether we are on the set or another service. You’ll be the guy that will be saying things that others won’t say. I wish you the best and I know you will make that place a better place all the very best. We will miss you,” the Royal Media Services Group Editorial Director added.

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