K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo has resigned from K24 barely two years after she joined.
After anchoring the news on Saturday night May 30th, Betty announced her departure from the station and thanked fans who had supported her throughout the years.
“I really appreciate you all. It is now time for me to say goodbye here on K24 TV. Thank you so much for all the support, I appreciate you, God bless you and I love you,” she said.
On social media, Weekend With Betty Twitter account also acknowledged her departure and assured fans this was not goodbye.
“Thank you guys for always watching and sharing with us on all our shows. We appreciate you and blessings to you. Never a goodbye but a see you around. We’re happy to always give you the best shows and amazing content,”
Betty was among 36 employees who went to court to obtain orders to stop K24 from slashing their salaries by half. On April 21st, Mediamax announced plans to slash the salaries of employees by half.
She is the third senior employee to leave the station over salary cuts. Head of TV and Digital Peter Opondo and Head of Commercial Caroline Mwangi also departed from the station.
At the moment, Betty Kyallo is expanding her business Flair By Betty. The business will move to a location that is three times bigger than the current one. She has also started a YouTube channel where she shares her day to day activities with Kenyans.
She is not the only one who will be leaving K24.
In a statement dated 21st May, Mediamax CEO Ken Ngaruiya announced the plan to terminate the employment of some of the staff. Their positions in the company will be rendered useless.
The employees who will be laid off will be paid salary for the period up to and including the date of termination and all accruing benefits, including any leave days earned but not taken. This will cushion them as they look for other income-generating opportunities.
This is not the first time mediamax has tried to remain afloat in these adverse financial times. In April 21st, Mediamax notified staff of intended salary cuts.
In 2019, Mediamax fired 160 employees in a bid to reduce operational costs. Among those affected was Swahili anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga, Senior reporter Franklin Macharia and Head of Sports Torome Tiriki.
Mediamax owns K24 TV, People Daily, Milele FM, Kameme TV, Emoo FM, Kameme FM and Msenangu.