The Nation Media Group has fired NTV senior news anchor Ken Mijungu, barely a week after announcing retrenchment but Kenyans think it has to do with the Dj Evolve story aired.
In a tweet, Ken Mijungu announced his exit, attributing it to the ongoing layoffs at the media house.
The axe fell @NTVnewsroom and I was on its way. 7 years in those corridors summed up in a two page letter of termination. We live to fight another day. Thanks to God, He remains the greatest, thank you @ntvkenya for the opportunity and thank you for always staying tuned.
— Mijungu (@KenMijungu) July 3, 2020
Kenyans have speculated on Ken Mijungu’s firing from Ntv as it came barely 48 hours after airing a story that has since seen Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino threatens to sue the media house.
Others who were shown the door include Business Daily Managing Editor Ng’ang’ a Mbugua, Nation Newspaper Division Managing Director Francis Munywoki, partnerships & project manager, and long-serving education editor David Aduda, and Daily Nation News Editor Francis Wanyonyi Wambilianga.
Among those also fired from Nation Media Group fired include editions editor Mark Agutu, agriculture editor Julius Sigei, Gabriel Chege of IT, Veronica Chirchir (HR), output editor Joe Mbuthia, Martin Mwangi (Deputy Chief Sub Editor), Revise Editor Henry Gekonde, Nancy Ogutu, Peter Choge and Momanyi Maosa from the online department.