Ken Mijungu has had a mixed 2020. The former NTV anchor lost his job at NTV a few months ago but looks like he has rebounded back in a big way.
How was that possible? I spoke to the charismatic father of one who said that he was o.k mentally because he had been planning for any eventuality long before.
On whether he was OK with the way NTV undertook the retrenchment process, Ken said that he had no issues. “If I hadn’t gone, someone else would have gone. I look at it like everyone is the same.”
He added, “If I didn’t leave someone else would have left.”
Mijungu revealed that the reason he was able to bounce back from the retrenchment so quickly was that he had always been doing side-hustles since he started employment.
One of his side-hustles is as a lawyer where he does consultancy for his clients while another was that he hires out premium cars to executive clients.
Ken attributed his success in media and in his side hustles to his professional work ethic and exceptional job performance.
And had Mr. Mijungu lost any friends during this trying time? “Not even one person has kept away” he enthused! “Not even one. Even the politicians have stuck with me. The first person to call me after I confirmed that I had lost my job was Kipchumba Murkomen.”
He added, “The second person Belgut MP, Nelson Koech. I have even received messages from Francis Atwoli and Raila Odinga. If I wanted to get work elsewhere I wouldn’t tarmac because I am a professional and do my job well.”