Mukami Wambora's Next Move After Quitting Citizen TV

The announcement was made official during a presser at the Nyayo National Stadium...

Mukami Wambora's Next Move After Quitting Citizen TV
An image of Citizen TV's Mukami Wambora. /FILE

Popular sports journalist Mukami Wambora revealed her next move more than five months after she silently left Royal Media Services' (RMS) TV station, Citizen TV.

A poster seen by Viral Tea revealed that Wambora is vying for the position of Organising Secretary in the upcoming Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) elections.

The announcement was made official during a presser at the Nyayo National Stadium on Thursday, February 23.

Poster showing aspirants for the upcoming Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) elections. /FILE

The sports scribe who exploded into the limelight at Citizen TV is featured alongside a lucrative team of aspirants who include Radio Africa Group (RAG) sports journalist and Homeboyz Radio Presenter Eric Njiru, who is vying for Vice President.

James Waindi is vying for President while Moses Wakhisi of Standard Media Group (SMG) is vying for Secretary General. Others include Cellestine Olilo of Nation Media Group (NMG) vying for Treasurer and Abuller Ahmed (Executive Member).

Other aspiring Executive Members include Dennis Okeyo, Agnes Makhandia and Charity Wanja. The team calls themselves Team Nguvu Mpya (New Strength).

"With just a week to the elections, we have information that the sports council will conduct the election. We would like to know when this body will be brought on board, which electoral guidelines they will follow, and if there will be room for appeal, in case of any dispute," Olilo stated while accusing the current leadership of unfairness, adding that the team unsuccessfully requested an urgent meeting with the sports council.

According to Wakhisi, a sports anchor and reporter at KTN News, one of the main agendas of his team will be to amend the constitution to make it more inclusive and beneficial to members.

Should Nguvu Mpya be successfully elected, this could add to Mukami's lucrative accolades, having joined Citizen TV in 2017.

She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with some years of experience in the legal field. She studied law at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and joined the Kenya School of Law, afterwhich she worked as a Legal Assistant for a local bank on weekdays.

During the weekends she used to host and analyse a sports show on Capital FM between 2011 and 2016. However, she left her legal career in 2016 to venture into sports journalism full-time.

Her unwavering passion for one of the most exciting fields in journalism saw her go from strength to strength, from a little-known personality to match up to the likes of Carol Radull, one of the best female sports journalists in the country.

She joined Radio Africa Group in 2016 which had Bamba Sports at the time. Mukami was the pioneer presenter of the 24-hour sports station alongside three other journalists and hosted the Monday Night Football TV Show as well as produced, scripted and anchored Sports Zone News.

At Citizen TV, she was within a year covering the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as well as the 2018 Berlin Marathon where she interviewed Eliud Kipchoge and the 2019 INEOS Challenge in Austria where the legendary marathoner became the first human being to run a whole marathon under two hours. She also covered the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is well known for her love of Formula One.

She has interviewed global sports personalities such as Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, Brazil legend Ronaldinho and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand among others.

As for Njiru, with a number of sporting events to look out for in 2023 including the FIFA Women's World Cup and the Rugby World Cup 2023, the Radio Africa Group journalist and Homeboyz Radio presenter will be expected to continue from the impressive coverage he left off during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Viral Tea had in December 2022 listed him as among the Kenyan journalists to watch in 2023.

Journalists Mukami Wambora and Eric Njiru watching Germany vs Costa Rica at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. /INSTAGRAM.MUKAMI WAMBORA