K24 weekend host for “Punchline” has left the station after a major fallout with the management.
In a statement on Sunday, Kiguta said she resigned on November 21 following “fundamental disagreement on the editorial processes and direction the show was being forced to take”.
“It is with regret that today I announce that I will not be returning to the program. Owing to a fundamental disagreement on the editorial processes and direction the show was being forced to take, I suspended my services as an independent contractor to the show on 21st November 2020 My decision was guided by the Code of Conduct contained in tie Media Council of Kenya Act which guides all journalists practising in the republic of Kenya. As a result. I can no lager in good conscience continue to be a part of Punchline,” she said.
This comes two months after Kiguta publicly disagreed with the management, after the latter cancelled her interview with Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.
“We at Punchline invited the fiery first time legislator Ndindi Nyoro on the programme. The Kiharu legislator, as you well know, is a staunch defender of Deputy President William Ruto who has cast his aspersions on the BBI process. That interview has been cancelled,” said Kiguta on October 19.
“As the host of this programme, I have a responsibility to you the viewer and so I must state that this was not my decision and I respectfully disagree with it,” she added.
Her departure from K24 resembles Dennis Galava’s exit from Nation Media Group, where he was sacked for writing an hard-hitting article criticising President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Government.
Also, Linus Kaikai and Larry Madowo were forced out in a similar manner from the station.