Hussein Mohammed has finally called it quits after 10 years at Citizen TV .
He had announced his exit earlier on the month and he finally did his last programme yesterday.
“It has been a wonderful 10 years at Citizen TV. I have enjoyed & relished every moment I shared with my colleagues at RMS. I have decided to take a break after October In Sha Allah to concentrate on other matters. Loved the fans, the critics & everything in between. See you soon,” he said
The hashtag #ThankYouHussein on social media was trending in Kenya yesterday night as fans,colleagues and politicians bid him goodbye.
Most of Citizen TV news anchors who have been at the station for the past 10 years like Willis Raburu and Lulu Hassan were all present to celebrate one of the biggest names in the Kenyan media industry.
Immediately after the show ended, all the RMS(both in radio and tv) staff including the gateman stormed the studio with big cakes to bid Hussein farewell. ‘Bella Ciao’ the theme song of iconic TV series Money Heist was played in the background.
Royal Media Services MD Wachira Waruru celebrated Hussein as a hard worker and a committed man.
‘You know very much how we as a company have valued your contribution. We believe that all you will do in future will be successful. All the best Hussein.’ Waruru said.
Citizen TV also collected views from some of the politicians who have been interviewed by Hussein during his time at the station. ODM leader Raila Odinga said Hussein is one of the best interviewers that Citizen has ever had.
‘He did a lot of background information before the interviews. He had answers to the questions he asked. He was persistent which sometimes could be irritating’