JOURNALIST WAIHIGA MWAURA OVER THE MOON AFTER WINNING INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING AWARD IN AJEA 2021

by Beatrice Ambasa
May 6, 2021

Media personality and Citizen TV Special projects Editor Waihiga Mwaura is currently treading on air after winning the Investigative Reporting award in the just concluded Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) 2021.

Taking to his Instagram account, Waihiga said the award was a joint effort and went on to thank others who worked alongside him to ensure the expose dubbed the Mara Heist was a success, including his bosses at the Royal Media Services (RMS).


The news anchor also thanked his wife Joyce Omondi, whom he referred to as his creative director, for her support.


"Honoured by this 2021 @mediacouncilk investigative award which is actually a joint effort. I salute the 4 brave #MaraHeist whistleblowers & at @citizentvkenya @kaikailinus @jamila.mohamed1 @nel_aruya & @asha_mwilu @debunk.media To my executive creative director @joyceomondi Thank You for the support😊God is good. #AJEA2021," wrote Waihiga Mwaura.

Following his post,Congratulatory messages trickled in the comment section with his friends, family and colleges expressing how proud they are of him.


Some of the comments included;



joyceomondi

SO proud of you my love! To many many more! 🎉🎉🎊🙌🏾💃🏾💃🏾


lilmuli

Congratulations


okwarayvonne

Congratulations to the entire team 🙌


djggactivist

Congrats to you and the while team bro


Others who scooped awards during the AJEA 2021 were KTN New's Timothy Otieno, who won the Journalist of the year award in the TV category, while Mwilu won the Covid-19 reporting award alongside Nelson Aruya.


NTV's Dennis Okari won the Health Reporting Award for his Red Alert feature in 2019. Other journalists who won awards include; Mercy Tyra, Daniel Kaburu, Ruth Keah, Yahya Mohammed and Maurice Oniang'o among others.