Mediamax owned TV station K24 has unveiled a new team of four, hours after declaring its entire newsroom redundant.
Those who have been brought in to fill the gap left by those shown the door by the Kijabe street placed media house included; Ahmed Abuller (Formerly at Switch TV), Allan Owino (Formerly at TV47), Wanjiru Maina and Daniel Kituu (Formerly at Switch TV).
Introducing the new team K24 tweeted “Meet the new K24 TV news team. #ItsWhatsOn”.
Fired Entire Newsroom
Reports indicate that K24 fired its entire newsroom via a text message that was sent to the employees by the human resources manager Maureen Wandera.
The text message was based on a redundancy notice issued to Mediamax employees on May 21st, 2020.
“I am contacting you with regards to the redundancy notice issued on 21st of May 2020. The notice period has expired. Unfortunately, your position has been affected by way of redundancy. I would like to invite you to Emory Hotel in Kileleshwa tomorrow, Monday 22nd at 8:55am to discuss what this means to your employment. When you get to the hotel kindly ask for me. We thank you for your indulgence and cooperation in this matter.” reads the message.
Those affected by the redundancy notice include;
Eric Ahoy Murithi