BBC news reporter Waihiga Mwaura took to his socials to celebrate winning an award on 4th May 2024 at the Media Council of Kenya Awards.

The reporter won  the Development and Public Affairs Reporting Awards on a story which he produced with his former teammates at Citizen TV, Ben Kirui, Alfred Cheruiyot and Moses Mwakisha.

The award was received on his behalf by his fellow journalist Jamila Mohammed.

The journalist wrote on his socials,” I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the last story I was a part of producing before exiting Citizen TV, The Saudi Allure, took to honors at the Media Council of Kenya 2024 awards (Development & Public Affairs Reporting). The story called for accountability after so many young women had lost their lives in Saudi Arabia, with their families unable to get answers as to what led to the death of their loved ones (most were diagnosed as having allegedly suffered heart attacks/cardiac arrests).”

The reporter went ahead and thanked his team, the people who spoke to him for the report, and citizen journalist Jamila Mohammed for receiving the award.

Waihiga worked for Royal Media Services in 2009 as a producer and presenter on the Power Breakfast Show and  Citizen Weekend.

He won the CNN’s African Journalist Award, Sport Award in 2012, and in 2015, he won the Mohammed Amin Africa award.

In 2018, he won BBC World News Komla Dumor Awards, which is an award that honours Ghanaian journalist who works at BBC World News on the programme, ‘Focus on Africa’.

He later started news presenting at Citizen TV before exiting in May 2023

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