Citizen TV sports news anchor Bernard Ndong has bid farewell to Royal Media Services after a 13 year stint.
On Saturday, Bernard held his last bulletin after which he was treated to a surprise farewell cake and messages from his colleagues.
In his message, Sports Editor Mike Okinyi recalled the day Ndong, who was in the sales department, asked to do a screen test as a sports news anchor.
“It was three weeks of hard training, back and forth and when I sent the clip to our then boss Farida Karoney she said I take you for sports. You have developed to be one of the strongest people I have worked with. Farewells are never easy and we wish you all the best,” he said.
On his part, Waihiga Mwaura wished Ndong blessings, sharing memories of how their friendship journey began.
“You are a brother, you know the journey we started together 13 years ago. I remember when we went out for this trip and there was nowhere to sleep, I slept on a table you slept on a chair. That is how our friendship built up.”
Sports news anchor Mukami Wambora was emotional as she recalled how Ndong walked her through the journalism career and helped her prepare for her coverage of the 2018 World Cup.
“You have been such a cheerleader and you have played such a big role in my career. You are an amazing human being and I am glad to have met you,” she said.
Francis Gachuri was also in studio to bid farewell to Ndong, saying he will miss seeing him at his corner in the newsroom.
“We are poorer with your departure but we are also happy with your growth…bitter sweet… but the sweet is more than the bitter. Go ye and excel. Go in peace to serve the world,” Gachuri said.