Jalang’o fired: Popular comedian and radio presenter Mzee Jalang’o is among the over 100 journalists who were fired at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s media house.
“Today has been a very amazing day and a sad day with everyone at my work Place at Mediamax …Covid hit hard and everyone has to have their belts tight and unfortunately Mediamax has been hit too…I was not at work today because we had not agreed on alot of things and terms and even as we speak my HR had me on hold still discussing terms of employment…Unfortunately we did not agree..So just like today I wont be at work tomorrow or any other day…In short Last Friday was my last day at Milele Fm and I want to thank everyone who supported me and every fan who was with that to the point we became the most popular and No 1 Radio Station in the country,” said Jalang’o.
The journalists were fired on Sunday night via SMS in what has been termed as one of the most ruthless sackings in the media industry.
Other journalists who have been fired include:
Kiswahili news anchor Nancy Onyancha
Job Mwaura assignments/Swahili Editor
Ken Wariahe (Swahili Anchor and Editor)
Isabella Kituri (Anchor/Swahili Editor)
Caroline Wambui (acting Managing Editor)
Shukri Wachu (Education/Crime Reporter)
Apollo Kamau (Political Reporter)
Mercy Milanoi (Business Reporter)
Joy Kiruki ( Features Editor)
Gloria Milimu (Health Reporter)
Kimani Githuku (reporter).
Features Reporter Dennis Matara
Sports anchor Tony Kwalanda
Fred Indimuli (9pm News Anchor/Editor)
People Daily Managing Editor Ken Bosire
People Daily Revise Editor Patrick Wachira.
Ken Bosire (People Daily Acting Managing Editor)
Joel Omoto (People Daily sports)
Nduta (People Daily magazine)
Eric Ahoy Murithi