In yet another major move for Mediamax’s K24 TV station, nearly all of it’s staff were sent ‘home’ on June 21 just within a few weeks since the last lay offs.
According to news reports, all the newsroom employees were declared redundant thus only two of the station’s production staff were spared.
The alleged former employees that have been affected range from senior editors, news anchors, presenters all the way to reporters.
They include Tony Kwalanda, Mercy Milanoi, Eric Njoka, Karimi Karen, Joy Kiruki, Shiko Mwenda and Shon Osimbo.
However, the company’s ex team members now claim that that had predicted this and were prepared for the outcome.
According to Kenyans.co.ke, a senior anchor at the station has revealed that most of them have been plotting their next ventures in life as soon as it became evident that their services would no longer be required by the media firm.
According to him, there had been trouble at work between the staff and the management.
“Well, you know it’s not really a surprise to anyone because in the past months there has been all this drama, and it’s been highly publicized.” Kenyans.co.ke quoted him saying.
One of the channel’s presenters has revealed that he was on his way to a new station where he will continue to report on sports.
Posting on Twitter he said, “I am switching to another station and taking sports to a whole new level. Thank you K24 for the 11 years of great experience. Watch this space for my next move.”
Mercy Milanoi, a features reporter is already on YouTube. She urged her followers to subscribe to her channel.
“To new exploits after 9 years of learning and growth,” wrote Joy Kiruki on Facebook as she reminisces her time at K24.
News anchor Eric Njoka wrote: “We are officially separated from my TV wife Karimi Karen and just like she said, the K24 chapter has been closed. Focusing onwards and looking inwards. Anchorman exits the podium, for now.”
Viewers were kind to them showing massive support. As such, some staunch fans said they will be move along with the journalists into their new ventures if that is to happen.