Deputy President William Ruto has tapped former Citizen TV news presenter Hussein Mohamed as Head of Communications for his presidential campaigns.
DP Ruto announced the appointment on Monday via social media.
“Renowned TV journalist has been appointed Head of Communications in the William Ruto Presidential Campaign. Welcome to the Hustler team,” DP Ruto said.
The DP officially welcomed Hussein to the ‘Hustlers’ Camp after a meeting at his official Karen residence.
Hussein mentioned he relates with the Hustler narrative and believes in the Bottom-Up economic blueprint.
“I share with the hustler story and so do majority of Kenyans. Nothing gives me more pleasure than being part of this team that is driving a paradigm shift in our politics and ultimately, GOVERNANCE! From Top-down to BOTTOM-UP!” he tweeted.
Hussein Mohamed left Citizen TV in October 2019. At the height of his 10-year career in media, Hussein was acclaimed as one of the most reputable journalists in Kenya.
He earned rare public praise for his hard-hitting interviews with the country’s political elite such as President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
His interview with DP Ruto in particular is regarded as one of the best to ever happen on Kenyan television.
In fact, Raila once described him as one of the best interviewers.
After his resignation, Hussein Mohamed has been working as a communications consultant with USAID Kenya.
He also runs a media company called Iris Media.
Here are some tweets reacting to Hussein’s appointment.
Good evening Hustler Nation,
Join me in welcoming Hussein Mohammed to the winning team.
— Hon. Cate Waruguru (@Cate_Waruguru) January 24, 2022
Karibu to UDA – Kazi ni Kazi Hussein Mohammed.
Your input as the Head of Communications in the William Ruto Presidential Campaign will be pivotal.
Hustler Nation is growing stronger each new day.
We are African and Africa is our Business.. pic.twitter.com/u1D6m0KYsw
— Ndindi Nyoro (@NdindiNyoro) January 24, 2022
Congratulations and welcome to UDA, Hussein Mohammed. pic.twitter.com/8Da0O3siwD
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) January 24, 2022
Is this the same Hussein Mohammed who is now Head of Communications in the William Ruto Presidential Campaign? Seems like there is nothing impossible in the hands of a politicianpic.twitter.com/5dFC1SZVIz
— SHANKI👑 (@ShankiAustine) January 24, 2022
Waah, si UDA is on a roll. Yesterday, Mudavadi came on board. Today it is Starehe MP Jaguar & Former #NewsNight Anchor on Citizen TV Hussein Mohammed. DP Ruto is gaining momentum even though he is ahead of the game. Is it possible for the Former PM Raila Odinga to catch up? 🤔
— Nahashon Kimemia (@NahashonKimemia) January 24, 2022
The way Hussein Mohammed used to go ham on Ruto…. I remember at some point in an interview wsr even asked him, “Is that what they sent you to ask me?”
Insinuating that the journalist was working with Raila.
— Ezra aka ‘Cool Breeze’ (@EZRAwaCHELSKI) January 24, 2022
I keep saying WSR is a good strategist. The appointment of Hussein Mohammed is a good move.
— Here we go! (@DaviesKinanga) January 24, 2022
Hussein Mohammed would have been a great person if he Joined Raila and his Azimio la Uongo.
— Max (@BettKMax) January 24, 2022
Hussein Mohammed is a huge signing for the hustlers. The mere fact he’s appointed Head of Communications in Ruto’s campaign should not diminish his revered status among Kenyans. Let’s not call my friend names. Let’s respect his decision. Hey @HusseinMohamedg, wishing you the best pic.twitter.com/xk4Pm2nMs9
— 𝗔𝗹𝗶 𝗔𝘄𝗗𝗼𝗹𝗹 (@AwDoll) January 24, 2022
From several interviews, Hussein Mohammed knew who Ruto is. He knows how corrupt his new boss William Ruto is. His choosing to work with Ruto, just like Mudavadi did does not absolve Ruto of anything. He’s still the face of corruption. pic.twitter.com/pCroO2m7TC
— Kulo Conrad (@ConradKulo) January 24, 2022
Hussein Mohammed has officially joined Hustler nation,chase that bag ,poverty is the enemy.
— Manoti (@MwendiaJnr) January 24, 2022
Hussein Mohammed a great choice for WSR Head of Communications for the presidential campaign team. Congratulations @HusseinMohamedg. You deserve it. In you DP Dr @WilliamsRuto is in safe hands pic.twitter.com/kicRBdh98R
— Stephen Mutoro (@smutoro) January 24, 2022
I was right on Hussein Mohammed all along.
History has absolved me.
— D I K E M B E (@Disembe) January 24, 2022
There is a huge debate here where I am seated as guys are comparing renowned journalist Hussein Mohammed with renowned journalist Larry Madowo. I haven’t joined the debate yet, but personally I would go with both of them because of the level of professionalism that they display.
— Alinur Mohamed (@AlinurMohamed_) January 24, 2022
Ruto has appointed former Citizen TV journalist Hussein Mohammed as Head of Communications in his Presidential Campaign. Ruto amechoka na Dennis Itumbi and Emmanuel Talam
Dennis Onsarigo of Azimio Team VS Hussein. ONSARIGO WILL DELIVER. pic.twitter.com/oxQbn9qVWb
— Dennis Nyambane (@ItsNyambane) January 24, 2022
Asante Your Excellency! I share with the hustler story and so do majority of Kenyans. Nothing gives me more pleasure than being part of this team that is driving a paradigm shift in our politics and ultimately, GOVERNANCE! From Top-down, to BOTTOM-UP! https://t.co/IL6EhFUs2n
— Hussein Mohamed, MBS. (@HusseinMohamedg) January 24, 2022