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Martha Karua’s ‘son’ George Maringa joins TV47

July 19th, 2023 2 min read

Former KTN presenter George Maringa has joined TV47.

In a statement on his official Facebook account, Mr Maringa said he had started a new career journey.

“Tonight, a new journey begins. Join me on TV47 Kenya. The home of untold stories,” he posted.

A month ago, Mr Maringa announced that he had resigned from KTN, where he had worked for five years and eleven months.

In a statement, Maringa bid his former employer goodbye and expressed excitement for the next phase of his life.

5 years, 11 months. Thank you for walking the journey with me. On to the next assignment,” he said.

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Maringa is the son of Karua’s sister but the celebrated politician has repeatedly referred to him as her son.

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In his career, Mr Maringa has also covered international assignments despite starting his career as a correspondent based in Meru County.

One of his major assignments at KTN was covering East Africa Community Regional Force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mr Maringa’s journey in mainstream media began when he joined the Standard Group PLC as an intern in 2017.

During this time, his passion for storytelling and advocating for the less fortunate in society started to take shape.

In his early years, he served as the network’s first-ever reporter based in Meru County, where he covered stories from various counties, including Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Isiolo, Lamu, and Marsabit.

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This experience allowed him to connect with diverse communities and shed light on their unique challenges and triumphs.

One of the notable events Mr Maringa reported on was the Ethiopian Refugee crisis in the border town of Moyale, located in Kenya’s North Eastern region.

Before joining KTN, he worked for African Virtual University (AVU) in various capacities. He is a graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Mr Maringa graduated with a Degree in Mass Communication, majoring in Broadcast journalism.

“I am a dynamic journalist with over 5 years’ progressive experience in media, having worked in both local and international newsrooms,” is his description on his official LinkedIn account.

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