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Linus Kaikai’s message to Larry Madowo elicits mixed reactions among Kenyans

Larry Joined BBC as the New Business Editor

Kaikai, who used to work at Nation Media Group (NMG), sent out a congratulatory message to Madowo upon his appointment as the new Business Editor for BBC Africa.

“CONGRATULATIONS to on your BBC appointment. In the ‘Grand Old Beeb’ your commitment to unadulterated journalism and absolute fidelity to Public Interest finds a haven. Continue serving Public Good, Larry. God bless” reads Linus Kaika’s Tweet

While a section of the public joined Kaikai in congratulating Madowo, other Kenyans had different opinions on his new appointment.


The tweet attracted more that 487 re-tweets and 110 replies that expressed the feelings of Kenyans On Twitter (KOT)

Mixed Reactions

One Benji Ndolo who happens to be Human Rights advocate and Political strategist had this to say, “I find his style repugnant the exact opposite of his boss Linus and so how one has mentored the other is something I can't reconcile in my mind. Hahaha Funny”

Another user Omondi Kevin differed sharply with Ndolo “You are always very bitter Benji. Must one copy the mentor? Or should one learn and execute in a personalised manner? Let Larry be. He's being himself boss.”


John Ogala stated; “Wait!!! Absolute fidelity to what???? Come on. Don't lie to a brother, even if he has landed a better placement than you. Tell him the truth. He was a far cry from being what you paint him as. Personally, I'm glad he left. His ego is his Achilles heel”

“who they thought wouldnt succeed have surge miles ahead wjile they watch.”

“God rewards those who stay honest to their task congrats larry.”

“Congrats Larry. When Satan closes one window, God opens doors. Remember the public good”

“Another user Doyre Hassan said “ Mwambie atafute bibi sasa,ama alioa? Asking for a friend!”


Larry Joins BBC

Madowo will be the Business Editor leading the Business unit in Africa. He started his new role today on April 11, 2018.

"I’m thrilled to be joining the BBC and looking forward to amplifying stories about entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and innovation that I’ve witnessed as I have travelled all over Africa.

"I grew up admiring the quality of journalism the BBC produces around the world and it is an honour to be a part of a bold new team that will tell authentic African stories for audiences across multiple platforms," he said.

Madowo started his career at KTN as a business reporter.


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