Love lives here! Waihiga Mwaura’s priceless reaction to Joyce Omondi’s surprise
News anchor Waihiga Mwaura has left Royal Media Services (RMS) owned Citizen TV after 14 years.
His last episode of Newsnight on Citizen TV was Tuesday, 2 May 2023, when he bid farewell to his colleagues and viewers.
After the news bulletin, Waihiga turned to the camera and said his final words. He thanked his colleagues for their support over the years and urged them to keep up the good work.
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His colleagues then surprised him with a cake and a heartfelt farewell.
Waihiga’s wife, Joyce Omondi, was also present in the studio to pay tribute to her husband.
The Rauka presenter praised Waihiga for his leadership, talent, and hard work.
She thanked God for opening doors for her husband and said she was proud to be his number one fan.
“Thank you my love. I am happy to surprise Waihiga on air. I admire you as a leader, as a person, you are incredibly talented, so hardworking and I see the hours you put in and I just honour you for that,” Joyce said.
She added: “I want to be like you when I grow up. I love you, and I celebrate you, and I wanna be behind you, celebrating you as your number one fan.
Waihiga said he was sad to leave his colleagues and viewers behind but excited about the new opportunity that awaited him.
Waihiga was touched by his wife’s words and thanked her for her support.
He revealed that he first saw his wife by chance on Citizen TV in 2012, and the rest is history.
“My love, this is the most beautiful thing anyone has said to me today. I have received messages today but yours tops them all and thank you so much.
Waihiga described his 14 years at Citizen TV as the most amazing experience and asked his colleagues to pray for him in his next step.
“I wake up every day looking forward to working with you. None of this would have been possible without the Lord who has been with me every step of the way since 2009 when I started this journey,” Waihiga said.
He thanked the management for giving him the opportunity to work with them and for supporting his journey in the media.
Waihiga is grateful for the opportunities he has been given and the people he has met along the way.
Waihiga will be joining the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a Focus on Africa presenter.
At the time of his departure, Waihiga was the Multimedia Editor at Citizen TV.