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Ken Mijungu’s message after leaving NTV

By Standard Reporter | July 3rd 2020

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 with them.

“The axe fell @NTVnewsroom and I was on its way. 7 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 @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.

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 part.

Ever since the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country, various measures have been taken to contain the spread and the economy has suffered.

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.

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