Mediamax Limited has rescinded a decision to sack popular presenter Man Nyari whose fans have complained loudly since his firing last week.
Man Nyari, who broadcasts both on Kameme FM and Kameme TV, was among some of the 170 employees who were let go in a round of mass firings on grounds of redundancy.
However, in the days that followed, his fans laid siege on all Kameme FM and TV social media – some even hurling insults, demanding for their presenter to be taken back.
Man Nyari’s popular programme, Njanjo ya Muturire (The Dose of Life), was last week hosted by a different presenter who had a rough time as fans kept on demanding on for reinstatement of the status quo. The post had over 5000 comments demanding for Man Nyari’s comeback.
A source at Mediamax told Pulse Live Kenya that the bosses at Kameme were surprised at Man Nyari's popularity and decided he should stay.
“I am back with a bang, every Saturday we will be on Kameme TV and Kameme FM. I want to thank the management at Mediamax for listening to our listeners. It is not always about money, but more about supporting our communities,” he announced on Wednesday.
Man Nyari’s return came at the same time that Moses Kanyira, another victim of the lay off, called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and give him his job back.
Kanyira complained to President Kenyatta, whose family partially owns Mediamax, that he had been unfairly accused of writing stories that are biased against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.