The renown journalist was reportedly declared redundant by his then employer, Nation Media Group, forcing his exit from the media stable. The political reporter was involved in an accident that left him paralysed from the waist downwards. The accident happened in 2012 when a team of Nation Media Group journalists were on their way back to Nairobi from Narok after a fundraiser.
Richard Chacha has now been appointed as the Director of Communications and Public Relations of Mombasa County.
His appointment was announced on Tuesday by Mombasa County governor Ali Hassan Joho.
“I have appointed Mr. Richard Chacha as the Director of Communications and Public Relations of Mombasa County.
He was a renowned journalist and one of the most popular faces on Prime Time News.
Mr. Chacha holds a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism (majored in Public Relations) from university of Nairobi. He was NTV’s Senior Political Affairs Editor and known for his instinctive reporting and high level of professionalism. I congratulate him and wish him well on his new appointment.” Read Joho’s statement.