TV host Anne Kiguta has resigned from Mediamax-owned K24 TV.
Ms Kiguta resigned on November 21 and made it public on Sunday, citing “fundamental disagreement on the editorial processes and direction the show was being forced to take”.
“It is with regret that today I announce that I will not be returning to the program. Owing to a fundamental disagreement on the editorial processes and direction the show was being forced to take, I suspended my services as an independent contractor to the show on 21st November 2020 My decision was guided by the Code of Conduct contained in the Media Council of Kenya Act which guides all journalists practising in the republic of Kenya. As a result. I can no longer in good conscience continue to be a part of Punchline,” she said.
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Kiguta joined K24 two years ago to steer a political commendation show dubbed “Punchline”, but has been faced with challenges especially from the editors, who have wanted to steer the show in a certain direction.
On October 19, the management of K24 cancelled Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro’s interview with Kiguta, suspected to have been as a result of her political stand.
As a result, Kiguta castigated the management for cancelling the interview, which could have resulted to a fallout with the management beyond redemption.