Politicians encourage Debarl after he was sacked by NMG
By Standard Reporter
| July 4th 2020
Just hours after journalist Debarl Inea was shown the door
by Nation Media Group, a number of politicians took to social media to
Debarl was unlucky to be among a number of employees who
were laid off by the media house as it restructures and scales down its
"It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
“Thank you NMG for the opportunity. Work continues apace,”
Among the first politicians to give a word of encouragement
was Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who praised the journalist for
“Your morning show was highly rated. Stay strong you will
triumph,” tweeted the senator.
His sentiments were echoed by Kitutu Chache South MP Richard
Onyonka and Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi who were regular guests on his
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 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.
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