Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo is set to leave British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for studies in the United States.
Madowo took to Twitter to announce he will join Columbia University in New York as a full-time student next month.
“Hard to believe that I’ve got just 3 weeks left with the BBC before taking a break to be a full-time student again at Columbia. New York City, I’ll see you soon but for now, Nairobi, be nice to me,” tweeted Madowo.
He will be joining the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economics at the Columbia Journalism School together with nine other fellows.
Knight Bagehot Fellowship is a global mid-career journalism program devoted to business, economics, finance, and tech journalism.
In addition to having his tuition fully paid, Madowo will get a living stipend of $60,000 (Sh6 million).
Madowo currently serves as BBC Africa Business Editor having joined from NTV in April 2018.