Top female investigative journalist Asha Mwilu has announced her departure at Citizen Television.
Ms Mwilu, a CNN finalist 2016 following her in depth well analysed investigative features while at KTN announced on Friday through her twitter account that it was enough being an employee of any media house.
Some personal news: I’m leaving citizen TV to launch my start-up. I’ve worked under the guidance of the brilliant @jageyo @LinusKaikai @pamela_asigi and @JamilaMohamed
She posted on her twitter handle.
Mwilu is a brilliant journalist who accomplished well researched assignments while at KTN News who together with her cameraperson Rashid Idd won the 2016 CNN Africa journalist of the year award following her unique story ‘Terror crossing’ where she focused on how Kenya security agents compromised border security and allowed charcoal business from Somali to find its way to Kenya.
Ms Mwilu who until his departure at Citizen TV was a special project editor handled the ‘Round table’ discussion show, reported for ‘The lead’ segment, an investigative piece on KTN News and recently the corruption story ‘Mara heist’ on Citizen TV is an experienced celebrated journalist.
[Asha Mwilu (R) with her cameraperson Rashid Idd after the two were recognised globally for their outstanding journalism. Photo/courtesy].
Mwilu said she is trying a start-up, a decision that resembles that of Africa uncensored by John Allan Namu, Mohammed Ali and others who left KTN to launch their own media house.
Asha’s move may be a wake-up call to many journalists across the country as media houses ceased to employ conduct lay-offs on daily basis.
The situation witnessed at the Mediamax Network owned K24 TV has shocked many journalists with the company laying off workers for a second time in a year.
Asha leaves a leading and stable Citizen TV to pursue what she feels it is the best in her career.