Hassan Mugambi Biography, Age, Education, Career, Wife and Net Worth

Hassan Mugambi is a Kenyan journalist, Swahili news anchor and a proficient crime reporter at Citizen TV; Kenya’s most watched television channel. He is known for reporting comprehensively on various crime incidents especially around Nairobi city.

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His well crafted stories and an appealing voice makes his fans glued to their screens when he is reporting. He has a good command of English and smooth articulation of words in his news articles.

Hassan Mugambi Age and Place of Birth 

Hassan Mugambi with fellow journalist Rashid Abdallah at Citizen TV studios. Photo/Courtesy

The 33 year old crime reporter was born and raised in Kibera slums of Nairobi. He celebrates his birthday on 26th July every year with 1988 as his year of birth.

Hassan Mugambi Tribe

Mugambi is a Kenyan by nationality and hails from the Ameru community who inhabits the Mount Kenya East region.

Hassan Mugambi Educational Background

Hassan Mugambi schooled at Meru Boarding Primary School where he sat for his Primary School examination. He later joined Kanyakine High School, also located in Meru, for his secondary education.

Mugambi then joined the East African School of Journalism for basic training in journalism and the University of Nairobi for further studies in journalism and mass communication.

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Hassan Mugambi Career

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Hassan Mugambi with fellow journalist Lulu Hassan at Citizen TV studios. Photo/Courtesy

Upon leaving college, he joined Pamoja FM, a local  radio station in Kibra. When CGTN, an international media organization started poaching journalists from major media houses in the country, he learnt of the vacancies and decided to try his luck. He submitted an application at K24 TV and was among those lucky to be shortlisted.

At the time of the interview, he was too broke that he had to borrow a suit from a friend to attend the interview. After staying on probation for three months, he was finally hired as a news reporter, producer and anchor at K24 TV.

He used the opportunity to sharpen his skills in swahili reporting and anchoring, which raised his status to a top journalist in the country.

In 2017, he called it quits at K24 and joined Citizen TV where he still works to date. At Citizen, he works as a crime reporter and swahili news anchor. He has claimed his position among the best reporters of crime in the country.

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Hassan Mugambi Salary


Hassan Mugambi’s role at Citizen TV is one of the most coveted. He reaps big from his job, taking home approximately Ksh. 500,000 per month. This earns him a position among the well-paid journalists in Kenya.

Hassan Mugambi Controversy

Hassan made headlines in 2019 January for smacking his fellow journalists who were blocking his camera at a press briefing. It is then that people learnt that he hails from the Ameru community, who are known to be short tempered. He later learnt of his mistakes and apologized, vowing not to repeat the same.

In December 2021, during the Azimio La Umoja convention at Kasarani Stadium, he was interrupted by some Luo youths while reporting on the event.

One of them recognized him, noting that he views him on TV and demanded that Mugambi should greet him. Interestingly, this time, Mugambi played cool, greeted the youths and had a small jovial conversation with them.

Hassan Mugambi Girlfriend/Daughter

Hassan Mugambi

Hassan Mugambi, in a recent interview, revealed that he is in a relationship but did not reveal the woman of his life to the public.

He however has a daughter who he loves and adores so much. He shared a photo of him and his daughter on social media having some quality time.

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Hassan Mugambi Awards

Hassan Mugambi recieves an award for his excellent crime reporting skills. Photo/Courtesy

In 2019,he received the Outstanding Media Security Investigative Journalist Award.

Hassan Mugambi Net Worth

Mugambi is a journalist who earns an enviable amount of money from his role at Citizen TV. His exact net worth is not known but he is well off on financial grounds.