Yvonne Okwara replaces Waihiga as Sam Gituku takes her slot

The changes at Citizen TV were announced on Wednesday.

In Summary

• Sam Gituku replaces Yvonne Okwara on Citizen TV's 'Tonight with Yvonne Okwara'.

• Yvonne Okwara will now be hosting The Explainer with Yvonne Okwara every Tuesday at 9 PM after being moved from her Thursday show (Tonight with Yvonne Okwara).

Sam Gituku and Yvonne Okwara
Sam Gituku and Yvonne Okwara
Image: Courtesy

Royal Media Services-owned station Citizen TV has been forced to make a few changes in its programming following the departure of Waihiga Mwaura.

In an internal memo released on Wednesday, Yvonne Okwara has been moved from Thursday's Primetime bulletin to Tuesday, to fill the gap left by Mwaura who joined BBC.

Okwara will now be hosting 'The Explainer with Yvonne Okwara' every Tuesday at 9 PM after being moved from her Thursday show 'Tonight with Yvonne Okwara'.

On the other hand, Sam Gituku has been tasked to host the Thursday bulletin that has been rebranded to 'Tonight with Sam Gituku'.

Gituku was hosting Daybreak every Monday and Tuesday. The changes were announced by Royal Media Services Editorial Director Linus Kaikai.

"We understand that news is no longer just news, there has to be a meaning behind news and we are responding to the needs that are arising and the challenge that is being placed on us by our audiences," Linus Kaikai noted.

Kaikai lauded both Gituku and Okwara as able journalists who will deliver on their new assignments.

Just the other day, Sam Gituku also replaced Francis Gachuri on News Gang after he (Gachuri) left for a new job in CS Kithure Kindiki’s office.

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