Cape Media’s TV47 has suffered a blow after six of its top presenters quit the media house in the last few weeks.
This comes just months after the media house engaged in a poaching spree by offering fat cheques to journalists from leading media houses.
Among the top media houses that bled talent to TV47 include Royal Media Services and Standard Media Group.
Six months after assembling what could be easily described as the “dream team” to outwit the big boys, the media house has seen some of them leave.
The first to announce her departure from Cape Media was young journalist Flora Limukii, who served as a reporter, news anchor, and host of a morning show.
“After 1 year and close to 5 months at TV47, today marks my last day on air, time has come to explore another venture. I’m grateful to the management, colleagues and friends whom I have forged a great relationship with over time,” she said.
Before joining TV47, she worked as a political reporter at Switch Media in 2021, after serving as an intern at KBC in 2019.
Days after she departed from TV47, she announced that she was moving to join Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) Africa in Rwanda.
“Just as the birth of Jesus Christ was good news, I am elated to announce that I will be joining CNBC Africa in Rwanda,” she said.
Business Times also understands that celebrated anchor and reporter Grace Kuria has left TV47 after a six-month stint.
Kuria made a screen comeback at TV47 in July 2023 after quitting BBC.
“Hello team. Happy New Year! It’s been an awesome 6 months plus at TV47, working alongside a fantastic, gifted team with so much potential. I’m grateful to each one of you, and particularly those we worked with every Saturday and Sunday, on HerSay and ToThePoint. Like they say, it’s not a goodbye but a see you later. Blessings to each one of you. GKK,” Kuria told fellow staff members.
Kuria was among the top journalists who joined TV47 in July 2023 including Mwanaisha Chidzuga and George Maringa.
She previously worked for K24, CGTN, KTN News and BBC.
Tony Mwirigi, an award-winning TV presenter, MC and hype-man has also left Cape Media. Business Times understands that Mwirigi has left to “focus on personal growth”.
Other journalists who have left TV47 in the recent past include Mwanaisha Chidzuga who left to become the deputy government spokesperson, Ahmed Bahajj who joined BBC and Dennis Otieno who transitioned into the corporate world.