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Top 10 Journalists Who Have Resigned From NMG In 2018

Nation Media Group huge axe it had threatened last week has finally fallen, which saw top and veteran journalist getting send of the newsrooms.

Just law week, it circulated a memo which indicated that it was bound to sack a number of its staff.

Have a look at the journalist who are currently jobless

1.Emanuel Juma

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He joined NTV in 2005 from KTN where he is well known for his Friday show ‘Bull’s eye’ which airs political comments dominated by the element of satire.

It is believed that his fallout came during the political quagmire of 2017 with the management team. He was also a news room manager

2.Lolani Kalu

The veteran journalist who is all known for popular show on NTV ‘Malimwengu’ was also shown the door from NTV.

Malimwengu was a show rich in Kenyan cultures and traditional flavor across the 47 counties. He also founded Safari47.org which was tasked on promoting Kenyan culture and tradition across the 47 counties

Lolani Kalu was also a multi-linguist, musician, actor and comedian as well as Swahili poet.

3.Caroline Wafula

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Before joining NMG, he was a political correspondent from Nakuru region where she also worked as a reporter.

She isa graduate of University of Nairobi and a human rights activist.

She has also worked at The Peoples Daily and at the Standard Group.

4.Linus Kaikai

NTV general manager Linus Kaikai’s sun at Nation Media Group has finally set to the west.

Linus Kaikai who was signed from KTN in 2009 left NTV officially on 28th February 2018 on a controversial note.

Immediately after leaving, his fellows and journalists went on social media to bid him a good bye. And even from the picture shared, NMG held a farewell party for the departing veteran Journalist.

Kaikia is poised to take after a lucrative top job at Citizen TV which is under Royal Media Services.

His removal or resignation from the office has not come as a surprise following a twist of events at the NMG.

He was in charge when NTV went live with Ken Mijungu at Uhuru Park and Larry Madowo at Nation Centre during the Raila oathing ceremony.

Police had gone under their pursuit but they spent hours at Nation Centre just to avoid an arrest, later the court bared police from arresting him, Madowo and Mijungu.

On another not, he has been a strong critic of the government, bearing in mind that Uhuru Kenyatta has been said to be preparing a bargain to buy out Nation Media Group from the parent owner Agha Khan.

5.David Ndii

If you have been a fan of David Ndii’s Saturday Nation column by David Ndii, this will be bad news for you.

This is after Nation Media announced that they had ended his contract with the pro-NASA activist come writer.

Ndii has been a strong critic of the government, last year he was gunning votes to seek Kenya get separated into two countries, Central Kenya and People’s Republic.

The act by NMG comes few days after they denied Larry Madowo a chance to write for and publish an article on his weekly column Front Row.

His article titled ‘Why it is perilous time to be a journalist in Kenya’ was later published by CNN.

Romours have been quickly flowing that the media house owned by Aga Khan family is planning to sell NMG to Uhuru Kenyatta who already owns Media Max.

If this is true and comes to pass, Kenyans would only see truth through the back-burner

The act angered his faithful readers.

7.Michael Ngugi

He was the advertising chief at the time the fake Obituary advert on tycoon Jimmy Wanjigi was placed on Nation media group under Saturday Nation

 

8.Larry Madowo

Larry Madowo has called it a day at Nation Media Group.

Before he had left NTV’s Trend Show, Daily Nation column Front Row, then followed by leaving NTV Kenya.

On several occasions he has been seen reporting and working with international media such as CNN and Washington Post.

His resignation has come few days after 8 long serving columnists led a mass exodus resignation from NMG’s Daily Nation.

He is just among the many NTV top journalists in 2018 who have left work following a huge fallout with the top NMG  managing team who seem to be supporting the controversial media censoring Jubilee government

Larry posted his message on Twitter

If Larry would still be in the media industry as an employee, he would likely work with an international media

9.Famous 8 columnists

Eight independent columnists working at Daily Nation under Nation Media resigned over ongoing claw back on media freedom and interference of editorial freedom.

The writers are

  1. George Kegoro
  2. Muthoni Wanyeki
  3. Gabriel Dolan
  4. Rasna Warah
  5. Maina Kiai
  6. Nic Cheeseman
  7. Kwamchetsi Makokha
  8. Gabrielle Lynch

The writers did so in a public press release where they said that they refused to be silenced.

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