Citizen TV journalist Trevor Ombija will be part of the newscast that will take charge of the upcoming Royal Media Services’ Dholuo station.
Ramogi TV will kick off on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 6.30 pm.
The TV channel will be the second vernacular television station to be launched by the SK Macharia owned Royal Media Services (RMS) after Inooro TV which went live in October 2015.
The introduction of Ramogi TV is in line with the company’s objective to continue generating broadcast programming for Kenyans in their own native languagee.
Royal Media has previously announced that it would continuously invest to cater to the wide variety of its audience.
“RMS will systematically embark on the first phase of product diversification and business consolidation by unveiling four vernacular TV services. Having pioneered vernacular radio broadcasting, we are keen to continue providing unrivaled and quality broadcast content to Kenyans in their first languages,” Wachira Waruru, the managing director at Royal Media Services said.
In the promotional video that has been released by Royal Media Services, the presenters for the new station will include Sharon Ong’ao, Cleophas Oluoch, Joyce Oduor, George Bati, Lydia Okeo, Ochieng Emmanuel, Syprose Okinda, and Jael Lieta.
Ramogi TV, like Inooro TV, which transmits in Gikuyu, will be a 24-hour station featuring local programs aimed at the Luo community.
“In the Luo nation and Kenya as a whole, we mark new dawn. From the Royal Media services we bring you the latest news through reporting from our journalists,” the broadcaster stated.
However, it remains unclear whether Ombija will leave Citizen TV for Ramogi TV or work in both stations under the anchor role.