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Citizen TV’s Waihiga Mwaura under fire for winning Annual Journalism Excellence Award

Citizen Television news ancchor Waihiga Mwaura yesterday came under fire after winning an award in the 9th edition of the awards contrary to viewers expectations.

This is after the journalist claimed the ward for featuring in an expose in the Maasai Mara University in Narok, dubbed the Mara Heist, which aired barely 2 years ago in  2019, that many viewed was contrary.

This did not go down so well with a number of viewers and netizens, as they trooped online question the criteria used to arrive at Waihiga getting the award, yet he has never undertaken any investigative work.

“He knows he doesn’t deserve the award since we’ve never him investigate anything. So let him return the award and let the award be given to the deserving journalist.” Interjected Felix Muli.

“I couldn’t congratulate before asking…

How do these awards go or which are the criteria used because if it’s for Investigative Reporters award …we could see Dennis Okari , Hussein (Ktn news) …etc

Waihiga is only good at BBI & political interviews …” Alex wa Nyandarua.

“Hehehehe, congratulations to Wahiga. However, am not convinced that he’s a better investigative journalist compared to Purity Mwambia or even Enock Sikolia or Denis Okari. If it’s on the story of Mara Heist, he would have beem awarded jointly with Lulu Hassan.”Salim Mikenyi.

“Waihiga Mwaura investigative award? Is the media council headed by Joyce Omondi? Kimeibiwo!” Joseph Mwaniki.

“Really!!!!lMwaura is one of the fine journalists in Kenya but I have never watched any special feature on investigation by him so that category was not a well deserved win for him.”Joseph Aleto.

“Congratulations Purity Mwambia i recognize you if they don’t. Men aren’t happy when women does their work better. We women we’ll soon take over this country in every department.” Lilian Joshua Wrote.

Weldon Koech Opined “Wahiga is a deep state favorite ,purity is the people’s choice ,soon we shall swear her as the people choice at uhuru park, vetting must be free n fair”

“When did he become investigative journalist, I only know akina Purity, Dennis and Onsarigo….rigging everywhere” Wambui Muturi.

“In Kenya to get anything it depends who is behind you and what can you give anyway tumezoea kuibiwa, the true award comes from heaven, purity the winner” Pate Nyan’ga.

” What did Purity Mwambia win? If she didn’t win everything, all those winners must be disbanded and everyone including the selection panel should go home. “Githiomi M. Simon.

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