Renowned journalist and Regional Editor BBC Africa Solomon Mugera has resigned from the global media giant.
Mugera who has been at the helm of the media house exited the company after 23years of service.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, August 27, Mugera confirmed his departure from the media that he has steered to success over the decades.
His colleagues at the media house wished him well and acknowledged his role in steering it to success, describing him as a hardworking person and trendsetter for helping launch the Nairobi BBC bureau.
On his part. Mugera thanked the British broadcaster for the opportunity to work for them for 23 years having joined in 1998, in what he described as “an epic journey”.
“Thank you, #BBC for the opportunity to serve the organization and our audiences in #Africa and around the world. It’s been nearly 23 years of an epic journey, working with an amazing @BBCAfrica and teams from across the #BBC. From me, my dear wife @Karouzy and our sons, Thank You,” the renowned scribe tweeted.
His contribution was captured in a memo that was sent to journalists working at the BBC and seen by this reporter which stated that Mugera’s contribution was vital in the growth of the media house in the region.
“Solomon joined the Swahili Service in 1998 as a producer and leaves us as the head of a region with more than 500 staff. Over the years has come to embody BBC Africa,” the memo read in part.
“He is one of our highest-profile leaders and a prominent figure for the BBC World Service – we will miss him hugely,” it continued.
The communication indicated that Mugera had decided to leave the media house to explore new opportunities although they did not reveal what his new assignment will be.
The end of September will mark his stay at the media giant that has shaped the careers of many in the country and the region at large.
Among those who have refined their skills and grown their careers is CNN’s Larry Madowo.