Waihiga Mwaura Biography and Wiki
Waihiga Mwaura is an award-winning Kenyan journalist, working for Royal Media Services (RMS) owned station, Citizen TV, hosting as one of the leading prime-time political TV shows on, Newsnight and also produces investigative stories for the special projects desk.
He has moderated panel discussions on varied topics in Nairobi, Lagos, and London for Citizen TV, the London School of Economics, World Bank, BBC amongst other institutions and is also a keynote speaker with a nuanced understanding of the African media scene. In July 2019, he gave a presentation for Chatham House in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Waihiga Mwaura Age
Mwaura is 36 years as of 2020, he was born on June 6, 1984, in Kenya. He celebrates his birthday on June 6th every year. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Waihiga Mwaura Height and Weight
He stands at an average height and has moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Waihiga Mwaura Education
Mwaura is a proud graduate of Rusinga Schools in Nairobi’s Lavington area, where together with his colleague, Citizen TV senior anchor Anne Kiguta were classmates and both proceeded to Daystar University.
Waihiga Mwaura Family, Parents and Siblings
Waihiga was born and brought up by his parents in Kenya. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of his parents is still unclear. However, following in one of the interviews, he stated that he has two other siblings, whose names are still under review.
Waihiga Mwaura Wife, Joyce Omondi Wedding
Speaking of his personal life, Waihiga Mwaura is an already married man. He tied the knot with his lovely award-winning Kenyan gospel singer, Joyce Omondi, on December 18, 2015, in a lively, energetic, and dance-filled wedding, at Sawela Lodge in Naivasha. In attendance were a good number of citizen TV journalists, close friends, family, and other members of the media fraternity.
While speaking on Switch TV’s Chatspot show, Joyce narrated how they both met, and how she gave Waihiga a hard time before they became an item. Waihiga, who had been smitten after seeing Joyce on Rauka Show, launched a mission to catch her attention. “I started this TV show, Rauka, and he was impressed when he saw me and he told his brother,” she disclosed.
Waihiga Mwaura and Joyce Omondi Baby
The couple is yet to be blessed with a baby, since their marriage. However, we are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Waihiga Mwaura Salary
Waihiga Mwaura Net Worth
Mwaura has an estimated Net Worth of between 3 million dollars and 5 million dollars as of 2020. This includes his Assets, Money, and Income. His primary source of income is his career as a journalist. Through his various sources of income, he has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Waihiga Mwaura Measurements and Facts
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Waihiga Mwaura Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Waihiga Mwaura
- Popular As: Waihiga
- Gender: male
- Occupation / Profession: Journalist
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Race / Ethnicity: Agikuyu
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Waihiga Mwaura Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 36 years (2020)
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Date of Birth: June 6, 1984
- Place of Birth: in Kenya
- Birthday: June 6th
Waihiga Mwaura Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: To Be Added
- Height / How Tall?: To Be Added
- Weight: To Be Added
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Black
- Shoe Size: To Be Added
Waihiga Mwaura Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): To Be Added
- Mother: To Be Added
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): To Be added
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse or Husband/Fiance: Married to Joyce Omondi
- Children: Sons (TBA) Daughter(s) (TBA)
Waihiga Mwaura Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: 3 to 5 Million
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Under Review
Waihiga Mwaura House and Cars
- Place of living: To be Updated
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Waihiga Mwaura Citizen Tv
Speaking of his career, Waihiga grew up like all other kids having different career choices. He initially wanted to be a pilot. When his family moved from Donholm to Westlands, technical sciences piqued his interest pushing him to eventually pursue a computer science degree at Africa Nazarene University.
Having not gone the conventional path of formal media training, media felt far removed. This prompted him to get into acting even as he asked around for media internships and dropped his CV at media houses. After one season of production, he realized that he was also not cut out for acting.
It is during this period that he refers to as a ‘wilderness experience’ that he got his first call to audition for a show at Citizen TV. Unfortunately, he did not get the callback. Always the optimist, he reveals that this period allowed him to trust in God and learn how to survive on little money.
Finally, a vacancy presented itself within the organization after two seasons of Zinduka and he thus joined the Power Breakfast show team, where he worked for two years, becoming a familiar face on TV screens. Around the same time, he also involved himself with the sports desk and when the breakfast show ran its course, he joined the sports desk fully as a producer and anchor. It was here that he would slowly but surely become a household name.
This saw him clinch the CNN MultiChoice Africa Award in 2012 for a story on Maasai Morans who were using the cricket in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) dubbed Maasai Cricket Warriors. In 2015, he won the inaugural Mo Amin Award for a story on doping in athletics that was recognized by World Anti-Doping Agency who warned Kenyan authorities against laxity in taking action against the vice.
Waihiga Mwaura Awards and Achievements
Mwaura, being a 4-time award-winning Kenyan journalist, news-anchor and moderator, he is the first male winner of the prestigious BBC World News 2018 Komla Dumor award, 2015 winner of the Mo Amin Africa award, and also made a mark on the map of Africa after winning the much-coveted CNN Africa journalist of the year award in the sports category (2012). This was after working only a few years for Royal Media.
In 2019, he was awarded the 2019 UBA award by the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum for his contribution to the media. He is also a 3-time Media Council of Kenya awards nominee (2015-2017) and was recognized in a list of top 10 Kenyan journalists of 2019.
Citizen TV Anchors and Reporters
His fellow news team at Citizen TV include:
- Yvone Okwara Matole
- Jeff Koinange
- Victoria Rubadiri
- Trevor Ombija
- Lilian Muli
- Hussein Mohammed (resigned)
- Swaleh Mdoe
- Asha Mwilu (investigative reporter)
Frequently Asked Questions About Waihiga Mwaura
Who is Waihiga Mwaura?
Waihiga is a well-known news reporter for Citizen TV. Prior to joining Citizen TV, he portrayed as an actor in a TV series, The Team: Kenya, which was aimed at using soccer as the common ground to preach unity and root out social conflicts and aired on Citizen TV.
How old is Waihiga Mwaura?
Waihiga is 36 years as of 2020. He was born on June 6, 1984, in Kenya.
How tall is Waihiga?
Waihiga has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Waihiga Mwaura married?
Yes, he is married to Kenyan gospel singer, Joyce Omondi. They got married on December 18, 2015. However, the couple is yet to have a child.
How much is Waihiga Worth?
Waihiga has not yet revealed his net worth. We will update this section when we get and verify information about the wealth and properties under his name.
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How much does Waihiga make?
There are no details showing his annual or monthly earnings, his salary figures will be updated as soon as they are available.
Where does Waihiga live?
He is a resident of Nairobi, Kenya, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.
Is Waihiga dead or alive?
Waihiga is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Waihiga Now?
Waihiga is pursuing his career in journalism. He is working as a news reporter at Royal Media Services (RMS) owned station, Citizen TV since 2016.
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