Citizen TV’s Francis Gachuri appointed Head Of Communications, Interior Ministry
Francis Gachuri has revealed that he is leaving Royal Media Services, where he has worked for the past 16 years.
Gachuri is the Political Editor for Citizen TV as well as the host of Kiririmbi, the most popular political discussion show on iNooro TV. He is a member of the highly regarded news analysis program News Gang.
Gachuri, who will be moving to the Ministry of Interior and National Administration as the Secretary, Strategic Communications, said he will be departing the station at the end of this week in an emotional farewell to his coworkers on Wednesday morning during a weekly Editorial team meeting.
“On September 1, 2007, I joined RMS as a political reporter. 5,660 days later, I announce my exit to take up another national assignment. I am grateful and humbled by the many experiences, lessons, and opportunities I have had in the industry,” he said in a meeting.
“I have called this place home, when I came here, I was a young man, who did not even have a family then. All my major milestones have happened while I was here. Now I have two families, my wife and kids and as well as the RMS family that includes my colleagues, our viewers, listeners and readers ”
“I am not going to another media house,” he said laughing.
He thanked the company owners, chairman SK Macharia and Vice-Chair Mrs Macharia together with the MD Wachira Waruru as well as other directors like Linus Kaikai, Fred Afune, Latifah Ngunjiri, Moses Karanja, Micheal Ngugi and Carol Wanyama for being an integral part of his career.
“I thank God for everything. I have the rare privilege of working with the very best in the industry. My colleagues are the best. Team excellence. The invaluable guidance of my bosses will always be truly appreciated,” he said.