Mediamax owned TV station K24 has unveiled fresh blood after firing its entire newsroom citing effects of Coronavirus pandemic on business.
Three news anchors from Switch TV; Ahmed Abuller, Wanjiru Maina, and Daniel Kituu have been recruited as well as Allan Owino from TV47.
It is alleged that the TV station firing its employees through a text message that was sent by Human Resources Manager Maureen Wandera.
“I would like to invite you to Emory Hotel in Keleleshwa tomorrow, Monday 22, at 8:55 a.m to discuss what this means to your employment. When you get to the hotel kindly ask for me. We thank you for your indulgence and cooperation in this matter,” read part of the text that was sent on Sunday, June 21.
It is reported that only one show dubbed Punchline hosted by Anne Kiguta has been spared. It is also alleged that only two employees who work in the production department were spared after they agreed to take a 50% pay cut.
The layoff comes barely a month after Betty Kyallo quit the TV station during her show dubbed Weekend with Betty. The former news anchor has shifted her focus on her YouTube channel dubbed as Betty Kyallo Lately.
Another Mediamax employee, immediate former Milele FM Breakfast show host Jalang’o also quit the radio station. This is after the Mediamax management and his representatives failed to come into an agreement in terms of their contract.
Eric Ahoy Murithi