Meet Two TV News Anchors Who Were Deskmates And How They Ended Up In The Same Field.
When is the last time you met or talked to your high school classmate? It may be a long time ago or you may have never met since you left each other after high school.
It is possible that you are not in touch with more than two-thirds of your classmates or schoolmates in primary and secondary school.
It is a rare occurrence to have a schoolmate who you end up in the same college and even pursuing the same career.
However, though rare, some schoolmates strike a friendship that shapes even their careers and ends up not only in the same field but the same workplace.
Here is a coincidence where deskmates ended up co-hosting news on the same TV station.
The Citizen TV journalists Waihiga Mwaura and Anne Kiguta were deskmates in Rusinga Schools in Lavington, Nairobi.
The two close friends coincidentally were born in late 1984. They helped each other in school assignments and surprisingly ended up falling in love with the same journalism career.
Upon completion of their journalism degree in university Mwaura started his career at Royal Media services while Kiguta worked at Hope FM, Capital FM, then KTN and later joined his friend on Citizen TV where they anchored news together.
On Twitter, Kiguta told her fans how she felt co-hosting a programme with Mwaura.
Rusinga is one of the most prestigious and expensive schools where school fees are over Sh 400, 000 per term for high school level and about Sh 250, 000 per term for primary school.
Expatriates and local Christians founded the school in 1975. The mission of the founders of the school was to offer quality education and enshrine Christianity.
The school was named after an island far away in Lake Victoria because one of the founders was a teacher in Rusinga, Nyanza.
Notable personalities like international actress Lupita Nyong’o, Kiss 100 presenter Kamene Goro, Forbes 30 under 30 founders Ogutu Okudo and more others are former students of Rusinga High School.