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Nation Media Group (NMG)’s TV station NTV has picked another top journalist from the Standard Media Group (SMG), another instance of the media house hiring from its rivals.

Nicholas Wambua, who worked as KTN News’ Swahili anchor, announced that he left the station on April 3, 2022, having worked at SMG for eight years.

During his last day at KTN, Wambua reminisced the achievements he made during what he termed as a short period while announcing that he left the station better than when he joined.

Nicholas Wambua with former NTV anchor Daniel Mule at Nation Media Group. /TWITTER

He thanked the media house for according him the chance to serve, as well as his bosses for encouraging him to succeed.

“It has been the best run of my career, I have achieved the best I can in that short period. I have made many friends and today I say goodbye a happy man. I am a better version of myself.

“Thank you KTN and the Standard Group for the opportunity to serve. Thank you my bosses for always believing in me,” he remarked.

Fellow Swahili news anchor Daniel Mule, who had announced that he would leave the NMG TV station, shared a photo of him shaking Wambua’s hand as a way of welcoming him to the media house.

“Kinachodumu daima ni mabadiliko (changes are bound to happen). Glad I got a chance to welcome Nicholas Wambua to pick it up from where I left and continue with the good job ongoing at NTV in Nation Media Group.

“Brother Nick, welcome to the NATION that sets the STANDARD for all CITIZENs,” his pun-filled caption read.

Wambua will link up with his former colleagues at NTV such as Lofty Matambo, Frida Mwaka, Ben Kitili, Brian Obuya and his former boss Joe Ageyo who joined Citizen TV before landing at NTV as the new Editorial Director in charge of Broadcast.

He will also reunite with Roselyne Obala, who had left SMG for NTV. She had been with the Mombasa Road-based media house for over 10 years and was previously its senior reporter assigned to the Kenya Parliament, political writer and part of the Kenya Statehouse press corp.

Wambua worked as a news reporter for five months in 2013 before joining KTN as a broadcast journalist where he lasted eight years. During that period, he covered a range of stories from Land conflicts to education, social issues and Gender.

He anchored the Afrika Ya Mashariki show that later changed its name to Darubini ya Afrika and played a big role in the running of Leo Mashinani which aired at the station.

Wambua is a Technical University of Mombasa graduate who is passionate and hard-working. He has a goal of making a positive impact in the media industry.

“I always focus on doing stories that bring an impact to the society and fighting for human rights through crime reporting. I enjoy travelling, reading, hiking and storytelling,” reads his LinkedIn bio in part.

Standard Media Group offices in Nairobi. /FILE

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