The multi-talented and bi-lingual Royal Media Services (RMS) reporter Nicky Gitonga has landed a plum job in the administration of new Kwale County Governor Fatuma Achani.

Gitonga, who reports for Citizen tv in both English and Kiswahili, made the announcement on his Facebook page on Thursday evening sharing his excitement at the new opportunity.

“God is Great He has done it for me. Much thanks to Kwale County Governor Her Excellency Fatuma Achani for Appointing me as director of communications in the office of the Governor. Thanks for believing in me and God bless you. For Royal Media Services it will always be my home. Kazi iendelee,” posted Gitonga.

Fatuma Achani and Nicky Gitonga. 

Gitonga says he plans to use his vast experience in the media and communications spheres to enhance the visibility of Governor Achan and development projects in Kwale County.

“I intend to revamp the image of the county and that of the new Governor Fatuma Achan as far publicity is concerned” Gitonga told Swala Nyeti in an interview.

Nicky Gitonga. 

He added: “The other major issue I plan to focus on is to ensure that the world knows what Kwale County is doing in terms of service delivery to the common mwananchi during my Governor’s tenure.”

The journalist launched his career as a Swahili reporter at Royal Media Services’ Citizen Radio eight years ago immediately after concluding his internship at the SK Macharia-owned media house.


“The vast skills I got in the media world I intend to apply in my job. I have worked for Royal Media Services since 2014,” he concluded.

Salim Mvurya, Nicky Gitonga and Fatuma Achani. 

Achani, who was the immediate former Governor Salim Mvurya's deputy, was declared winner in the August 9 election after flooring Hamadi Boga (ODM), Chirau Ali Mwakwere (Wiper), Gereza Dena (KANU), Lung'anzi Chai Mangale (PAA) and Sammy Ruwa (Independent).