List of 70 Famous Journalists Fired by Citizen TV, NTV and K24 amid pandemic


The media industry is one of the sectors that have been adversely affected by the pandemic, alongside tourism and business organisations.

More than 400 journalists have been fired because of covid-19 economic impact.

Most of these journalists are well-known and have been in the industry for decades. Their firing has sparked outrage among Kenyans but all companies are struggling to survive and no one can be blamed.

Below are some of the most popular journalists who have lost their jobs in the past 4 months amid the pandemic.

Nation Media Group


1. Ken Mijungu (News Anchor)

2. Brenda Wanga (News Reporter)

3. Debarl Inea (News Anchor/Host of AM Live)

4. Sharon Baranga (Reporter)

5. Shaban Ulaya (Sports Reporter)

6. Harith Salim (Swahili Anchor)

7. Lilian Kiarie (Business Reporter)

8. Silas Apollo (News Reporter)

READ ALSO: Axe falls on Ken Mijungu as Nation Media Group’s firing spree continues

Former NTV News Anchor Ken Mijungu (Photo/Courtesy)

Senior Editors

9. Francis Munywoki (Nation Newspaper Division Managing Director)

10. David Aduda (Partnerships and Projects Manager/Education Editor

11. Ng’ang’a Mbugua (Business Daily Managing Editor)

12. Francis Wanyonyi (Daily Nation News Editor)

13. Mark Agutu (Editions Editor)

14. Julius Sigei (Agriculture Editor)

15. Gabriel Chege (IT)

16. Veronica Chirchir (HR)

17. Joe Mbuthia (Output Editor)

18. Martin Mwangi (Deputy Chief Sub Editor)

19. Henry Gekonde (Revise Editor)

20. Nancy Ogutu (Nation Digital)

21. Peter Choge (Nation Digital)

22. Momanyi Maosa (Online Department)

23. George Omondi (Section Editor Business Daily)

24. Jeremiah Kiplagat (Eldoret Regional Editor)

25. Alex Shikami (Senior Internal Auditor)

Royal Media & Citizen TV

26. Shiks Kapienga (Radio Presenter at Hot 96)

27. Syombua Osiany (Radio Citizen Presenter)

28. John Maloba (Radio Citizen Presenter)

Former Hot 96 Presenter Shiks Kapienga (Photo/Courtesy)

Mediamax & K24

29. Shiksha Arora (News Anchor)

30. Eric Njoka Ledama (News Anchor)

31. Sarah Adam (News Anchor)

32. Mercy Milanoi (Business Reporter)

33. Fred Indimuli (9pm News Anchor/Editor)

34. Karimi Karen (News Anchor)

35. Rose Gakuo (News Anchor)

36. Karen Kibet (News Anchor)

37. Nancy Onyancha (Kiswahili News Anchor)

38. Job Mwaura (Swahili Editor)

39. Ken Wariahe (Swahili Anchor and Editor)

40. Kimani Githuku (Reporter)

Celebrated Media Personality and former K24 news anchor Shiksha Arora (Photo/Courtesy)

READ ALSO: Kenya Union of Journalists threatens to take K24 CEO to court for illegally firing employees

41. Dennis Matara (Features Reporter)

42. Tony Kwalanda (Sports Anchor)

43. Isabella Kituri (Anchor/Swahili Editor)

44. Caroline Wambui (Managing Editor)

45. Shukri Wachu (Education/Crime Reporter)

46. Apollo Kamau (Political Reporter)

47. Joy Kiruki (Features Editor)

48. Gloria Milimu (Health Reporter)

49. Shon Osimbo

50. Ken Bosire (People Daily Managing Editor)

51. Patrick Wachira (People Daily Revise Editor)

52. Joel Omoto (People Daily Sports)

53. Nduta (People Daily Magazine)

54. Apopo Mujema

READ ALSO: K24 employees pen heart-breaking letter to Uhuru after suffering under CEO Ngaruiya

Content creator and former Radio Presenter Jalang’o (Photo/Courtesy)

55. Douglas Omari

56. Murimj Mutiga

57. Persia Kinyua

58. Brenda Cheruiyot

59. Caleb Ratemo

60. Joy Kiruki

61. Shadrack Mulei

62. Dan Kazungu

63. Eric Ahoy Murithi

READ ALSO: Former K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo was hit by a car, underwent 7 surgeries

65. Chris Mburu

66. Steve Mburu

67. Kipkoech Kimugo

68. Karen Knaust

69. Victor Oloo

70. Felix Odiwour aka Jalang’o (unconfirmed reports imply he was fired by Mediamax and did not resign as he says).


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