Former K24 Swahili news anchor Ahmed Bhalo has penned down a farewell message to K24 viewers, hours after the station retrenched a good number of its employees, in the quest to cut down costs.
Anchor Ahmed Bhalo breaks silence after exit from K24
0n Wednesday Mediamax fired over 100 employees
Bhalo, who used to host K24 Wikendi alongside Mwanaisha Chidzuga, pointed out that everything comes to an end adding that he respected the changes being done at the station.
“Hakuna kilichokua na mwanzo kikakosa mwisho. Tarehe 30/10/2019 ilikua siku yangu ya mwisho ya safari yangu kama mwanahabari wa @k24tv kufuatia mabadiliko yanayopania 'kuboresha' kampuni hiyo. Shukran kwenu nyote muliofanikisha safari yangu ya miaka 4 katika kituo hicho. Allah akipenda tutaonana kwingine. Daima alipangalo Mungu hakuna wa kulipangua. #Anchor001 @houseofbhalo,” said Ahmed Bhalo.
On the other hand, Mwanaisha Chidzuga who was also shown the door at the Mediamax owned station, disclosed that she is going to fully concentrate on her events and Catering company.
“Hi Good people I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support @k24tv #K24Wikendi but again God has other bigger plans for me away from K24tv. Its been a great experience for me working with a great team of journalists and the shows I have hosted have been memorable.But now I have to focus on my passion #Eventsandcatering #AryannasSwahiliCuisine but very soon will meet again #ScreenNextToYou .Thank you and be blessed.Inshallah,” shared Mwanaisha.
On Wednesday, Pulselive.co.ke, obtained list of seniors editors and prominent journalists who had been sacked by the Kijabe street based media house.
Fred Njiri - Managing Editor K24
Tony Timase - Head of Business k24
Torome Tirike - Head of sports
Franklin Wambugu - Managing Editor, Swahili
Frankilin Macharia - Senior Reporter
Anders Ihaji - political reporter
Ali Mtenzi- deputy Managing Editor
Mwanaisha Chidzuga - Swahili anchor
Juma Bhalo - Swahili Anchor
Boniface Mutakha – Managing Editor, English
1. Erick Rono of News
2. Sir-Eliud Eliud (Kiprotich Eliud) of News
3. Abraham Kiplimo of Business News
4. Kiplagat Kwambai (Ng’ombe Hamsini )
5. Benwaa Cheruiyot of Sports 6.
6. Edwin Arap Tanui
7. Julius Kibet
Moses Kanyira – reporter and continuity announcer
Mediamax issued a redundancy notice on 30th September 2019 and the notice was to end this week on Wednesday.
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