On Sunday, over 100 employee of Mediamax Networks Ltd received a text message from various human resource officers informing them that their positions had been declared redundant.
According to reports by Business Today, among the most affected include People Daily and K24, with most staffers who sued the employer being shown the door.
“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,” read one text by human resources manager Maureen Wandera .
Among thos who were fired include Kiswahili news anchor Nancy Onyancha (she broke the news on her Instagram), Job Mwaura assignments/Swahili Editor, Ken Wariahe (Swahili Anchor and Editor), Isabella Kituri (Anchor/Swahili Editor), Caroline Wambui (acting Managing Editor), Shukri Wachu (Education/Crime Reporter), Apollo Kamau (Political Reporter), Mercy Milanoi (Business Reporter), Joy Kiruki ( Features Editor), Gloria Milimu (Health Reporter) and Kimani Githuku (reporter). Others are Features Reporter Dennis Matara, Sports anchor Tony Kwalanda as well as Fred Indimuli (9pm News Anchor/Editor).
People Daily Managing Editor Ken Bosire and Revise Editor Patrick Wachira have also been shown the door, alongside several other scribes.
The media house is set to reveal a new team of anchors today, with five having been poached from Switch TV.
Among those poached include Giverson Maina, Daniel Kituu, Abuller Ahmed, Diana Rose and Nicholas Nduati.