Renowned Citizen TV Senior News Anchor Victoria Rubadiri is set to take a break from the television station starting this coming week.

Rubadiri will be taking a break to attend the Komla Dumor academy training after bagging the prestigious award in 2020.

While on their Sunday show, her cost host Jeff Koinange broke the news of Rubadiri’s break and surprised her with a cake.

“In the beginning of this program I said it was a bitter sweet moment because our very own Victoria Rubadiri is off for the next three months. Remember a couple of years ago when she won the BBC Komla Dumor award, guess what, it is time," Jeff said.

On her part, Victoria confirmed the break noting that it is time for her to undertake the training.

“The time has come, London is calling. Gonna miss you Jeff,” she said to which Jeff responded: “Gonna miss you too but we know you are going there to shine like a Diamond."


Victoria Rubadiri. [Photo: Courtesy]

Victoria will be off for three months and is expected to make a return in December 2021.

Winners of the BBC Komla Dumor award must undertake a compulsory three-month training at the BBC London headquarters as part of the winning package.

Victoria won the award in 2020, becoming the second Kenyan journalist and first Kenyan female to bag the prestigious global recognition.

Explaining how she ended up applying for the award, R ubadiri noted that she is never one to apply for awards and fellowships, adding that BBC Komla Dumor Award was the first award scheme she pursued.

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According to her, at the time of applying, she was at a point in her career where she felt she had plateaued and needed a change in perspective and more importantly a new challenge.

“Komla was such an inspiration to African journalists aspiring for more and so I decided to apply, put my work and myself out there.

“I bet on myself in this process and it ended up elevating my profile to heights I had never imagined. That’s what I hope other women in the media and other fields are inspired to do in their journeys; to see themselves and their work as worthy contributions to their respective fields, and spheres of influence,” she said during an interview on our #KenyaWomenSeries.