By Claret Adhiambo
Former Citizen TV news anchor Hussein Mohamed has landed a major deal a year after quitting his job at Citizen TV.
According to recent reports, Hussein is now working with USAID Kenya after he quit the newsroom in October of last year.
The star journalist moved into consultancy and runs a media company called Iris Media and is currently working on a project funded by the US government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
This was revealed by former KTN News anchor Yussuf Ibrahim who said Hussein Mohamed is his senior on the project, Resilience Learning Activity (RLA).
“Proud to be working with my senior @HusseinMohamedg in this very noble initiative RLA (Resilience Learning Activity) funded by USAID Kenya The webinars involved the capacity building of ASALs County stakeholders on crisis communication more so during the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic,” wrote Ibrahim.
RLA seeks to empower people at the county level ranging from County Communication Directors to upcoming journalists.
The projected is targeting nine counties among them Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir, Makueni, Taita Taveta and Kitui.
“RLA is funded by USAID. The programme will last for five years but the communication bit may continue for four months with a possibility of spilling over to next year. This is the only place we are working for at the moment. We are going to work together in future that will culminate into a one-stop communication shop,” Ibrahim added.
The news comes a year after Hussein announced his departure fron Royal media services in October 2019.
“It has been a wonderful 10 years at Citizen TV. I have enjoyed and 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 and everything in between. See you soon,” he wrote on social media at the time