NTV news anchor Ken Mijungu on Friday revealed that he had
been fired by Nation Media Group after seven years.
Through a tweet, Mijungu said it was summed up in a two-page
letter of termination but thanked the media house for the opportunity to work
“The axe fell @NTVnewsroom
and I was on its way. 7 years in those corridors summed up in a two page letter
“We live to fight another day. Thanks to God, He remains the
greatest, thank you @ntvkenyafor the
opportunity and thank you for always staying tuned,” he wrote.
Online, many encouraged him saying he is bound for greater
things despite the setback to his career.
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KTN news Editor Linda Ogutu also had a message for Mijungu,
telling him that better days are ahead of him.
This comes just two days after Nation Media Group announced
that COVID-19 had severely impacted its business.
Through a letter seen by Ureport, CEO Stephen Gitagama also said
salary reduction will be extended to December as the current situation had
necessitated a new approach.
He also stated that some jobs will be lost effective today
but the exercise would be conducted with respect to affected colleagues.
“It is an extremely difficult decision in view of the
prevailing circumstances and we understand the impact this will have on those
affected and their families.
“The exercise will be carried out with utmost respect to affected
colleagues and in adherence to the Kenyan labour laws,” read the letter in
Ever since the first case of coronavirus was reported in the
country, various measures have been taken to contain the spread and the economy
Jobs have been lost as most companies have either shut down
or scaled-down operations.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the country on Monday and many Kenyans hope he will open up the economy.