This past week is already one big surprise -Corazon Kwamboka was pregnant. But it seems that the month of July is bursting at the seams to keep on shocking us.
Yesterday, news dropped that Ken Miujngu had been sacked by NTV. The bombshell was unexpected as the news anchor has been a mainstay at the channel for many a year.
But it seems that that wasn’t enough as he was made redundant by the Aga Khan-owned station.
The 34-year-old broke the news via his social media accounts that he was among the many casualties of the latest media ax.
“The ax fell at NTV newsroom and I was on its way. Seven 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 NTV Kenya for the opportunity and thank you for always staying tuned,” he confirmed.
The news came as surprise especially considering that the man’s caliber as a winner of the prestigious CNN African Journalist Awards Special Commendation.
The redundancy also saw several senior editors and managers began on June 2, as part of cost-cutting as the Aga Khan-owned media house shifted gear to digital transformation.
“Further, this new reality (COVID-19) necessitates the reengineering of Nation Media Group to accelerate its digital transformation. This will include focusing on resourcing people in new areas critical for the Group. Regrettably, this will result in a reduction of our workforce,”,” the company’s CEO said.
While the media industry has suffered serious job losses the past year, many so more into Ken’s termination than just simple math. Some of those comments are below:
matie_mumo Umefukuzwa kazi ama ni siasa tu naskia
_wasonga_ The future is bright bro🙌
linah_wanjiru All the best to the next one
agnesmwitib Another way will open for you relax
madowo_paul You did well
anjeremercy I wish you well in your next step @kenmijungu you did well 👏
wangechi.muriuki On to the next, keep winning!
mukaminkonge Better opportunity underway Ken…. It is well, may God be with you on your next move