Francis Gachuri: Celebrated Journalist Quits Citizen TV After 17 Years For Plum Government Job

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Highflying journalist Francis Gachuri has left Royal Media Services.

Until his exit from the SK Macharia-owned company, he worked as a reporter for Inooro TV and Citizen TV where he was also a panelist.

According to Citizen Digital, he announced his exit on Wednesday, March 1 during the weekly Editorial team meeting at RMS.

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“All my major milestones have happened while I was here. Now I have two families, my wife and kids and as well as the RMS family that includes my colleagues, our viewers, listeners and readers,” he said.

Gachuri leaves Royal Media Services for a new role at the Ministry of Interior and National Administration.

He will serve as the Head of Communications.

He will be responsible for creating, delivering and evaluating communication activities that promote trust within the ministry.

Gachuri will also manage internal and external communications channels, ensuring that information flows efficiently between the ministry and the public.

At the ministry, he is replacing Nixon Ng’ang’a who was promoted to the State Department of Citizen Services.

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Ng’ang’a was working for Citizen TV when he was appointed to the role that Gachuri is assuming in 2018.

Francis Gachuri

Gachuri started his career at Citizen TV and he is better known for top notch political news items and commentary.

Despite having fans, political reporters also get a lot of enemies who sometimes do not agree with their coverage.

He has fallen under the hands of such people before and he was assaulted by unknown goons in 2017 at the Wipers headquarters.

Gachuri and NTV camera person Jane Gatwiri were attacked by the goons who accused them of biased coverage during the elections.

Apparently, the attackers invaded the meeting venue looking for Citizen TV crew members accusing them of biased covering of the elections and helping Jubilee to rig.

Gachuri met his wife while in high school, but they did not date back then and only started seeing each other after he graduated from Moi University.

They dated from 2006 to 2008 before getting married during on Valentine’s day (14th of February 2009) and have been together since then growing to become good friends who respect each other.

He is the father to three children namely Sandra, Marcus and Curtis.

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