Mouth Watering Salary? 10 Prolific Journalists Who Joined TV47 After Leaving Big Media Stations

In recent years, TV47 has emerged as one of Kenya’s most sought-after television and media stations. Owned by Cape Media, TV47 has achieved this status by recruiting top talent from major media stations and launching state-of-the-art studios.

The station’s strategic acquisition of high-profile journalists from leading Kenyan media outlets has significantly increased its viewership, driving rapid growth. Here, we highlight some of the notable media personalities who have transitioned from big stations to join the TV47 newsroom.

Journalists Who Joined TV47 After Leaving Major Media Stations

Willis Raburu

The charismatic Willis Raburu departed from Citizen TV after a 13-year tenure at Royal Media Services, where he hosted several shows and was a presenter at Hot 96. Just two months after leaving RMG, Raburu announced his new role at TV47, where he took on multiple responsibilities, including hosting the Wabebe Xperience.

Grace Kuria
Grace Kuria, one of Kenya’s talented female journalists, returned to the country at TV47’s request. Before joining TV47, Kuria worked at BBC and had stints at K24, CGTN, and KTN News, bringing valuable experience to the station.

Fred Indimuli

Among the first journalists poached by TV47, Fred Indimuli is well-known for his extensive media experience, making him a valuable addition to the team.

Ahmed Bajaj
Renowned for his fluent Swahili in sports reporting, Ahmed Bajaj joined TV47 after gaining substantial experience at KTN News. His move was aimed at enhancing TV47’s sports programming.

George Maringa
George Maringa, formerly a political and social affairs reporter at KTN News, brought his expertise to TV47’s newly established newsroom, strengthening its reporting capabilities.

Steve Jacob Maunda (Shatta Bway)

Steve Jacob Maunda, popularly known as Shatta Bway, recently joined TV47 from Radio Citizen. At Cape Media, Shatta Bway oversees the company’s betting product and hosts shows on both TV47 and Radio 47.

Fred Arocho
With rich experience in sports journalism, Fred Arocho left both Radio Jambo and Citizen TV to join TV47’s sister station, Radio 47. His departure from Radio Jambo, where he had developed his skills over a decade, garnered significant attention.

Other notable media personalities who have joined TV47 include Doctor Ofweneke, Hassan Mwana Wa Ali, and Mwanaisha Chidzuga. Their collective expertise and popularity continue to elevate TV47’s status in Kenya’s media landscape.