Njoki Chege leaves media for prestigious University job

After serious prayer and reflection, I took the decision to give the job a try - Njoki.

Njoki Chege (Instagram)

‘City Girl’ columnist Njoki Chege has left the media after 10 years of working in the industry. She has departed to take up a job as a Director of the Innovation Centre at the Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications.

Biding adieu to the industry, Njoki wrote, “So, after nine-and-a-half years of working in the media, I have finally left the industry. It so happened that sometime last month, great folks at Aga Khan University decided that I should work for them and after serious prayer and reflection, I took the decision to give the job a try.”

Nerves

After 9 and a half years in the media industry, Njoki admitted that she is a bag of nerves stepping out of her comfort zone but she hopes she will be up to this huge task.

“For the first time in a long while, I am the “newcomer” — minus a new starched uniform, of course, but with a crushing sense of anxiety, a numbing nervousness and a tinge of naivety. It might also be interesting to note that the career move coincides with the fifth anniversary of this weekly column,” wrote Njoki.

Future of her City Girl column

The talented writer disclosed that the show will go on even as she takes up this new task at Aga Khan.

“As a columnist and a commentator on society, I have the burden of writing it as it is, of giving an opinion on issues that matter, and I believe I can do these more as “City Girl” or even here in my new home,” Njoki stated before adding “I truly hope I will be up to this enormous task. Am I scared? Absolutely, but I promise to give my best.”

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