In the year 2022, a number of journalists left for greener pastures as a matter of strategy for media houses, as well as redundancies in media companies.
Seth Olale left Nation Media Group’s NTV on March 23, 2022, after ten years in the twin towers along Kimathi street, to join Royal Media Services as a senior reporter for Citizen TV.
Olale revealed that he started at NTV as a sports intern in 2011 and worked his way up to the position of senior current affairs and investigative reporter.
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2.Serfine Achieng Ouma
Few people knew who KBC news anchor Serfine Achieng Ouma was before the Nairobi gubernatorial debate in 2022. Her excellent debate moderating earned her instant celebrity, and she joined Citizen TV just a week after the debate.
The former Ebru Tv and K24 TV news anchor was also propelled to new heights as a result of his excellent election coverage.
Following an interview with Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners, Ayub impressed Citizen TV executives, who immediately hired him from K24 TV in August 2022.
Joe Ageyo is a media executive in Kenya, with decades of experience in broadcast journalism.
After leaving KTN in March 2018, where he began his career, Ageyo joined Citizen TV in April 2018, where he stayed for four years before joining Nation Media Group as Editorial Director in April 2022.
Mathenge was a pioneer digital journalist in the country, having worked for Radio Africa Group’s The Star for nine years.
Mathenge announced in the run-up to the August 9, 2022 elections that he had left Radio Africa and joined Nation Media Group, where he was appointed head of NTV’s multimedia desk.
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Ben Kitili, known for hosting political shows, left Standard Group’s KTN News after eight years to join NTV in June 2022.
Lofty Matambo has made a name for himself by mastering Swahili and performing even better in front of the camera.
Matambo switched sides, leaving KTN after seven years and six months as a Swahili news anchor to join NTV in the same capacity in April 2021.
Fridah Mwaka began her career at the Standard Group-owned station in 2018 after winning ‘The Presenter’ competition. She left in March 2021.
She co-hosts the Swahili bulletin with Lofty Matambo on NTV.
- Fred Muitiriri
Since leaving the force in 2007 to join Switch TV, the former cop has had a heroic journey in the field of journalism.
After leaving Switch, Muitiriri joined TV47 in January 2022, and when NTV approached him, he gladly accepted their job offer to work as a Swahili reporter in July 2022.
- Duncan Khaemba
Duncan Khaemba, known for his KTN feature ‘The Untold Stories,’ is one of the journalists who left the Standard Media Group to join NTV in July 2022.
Khaemba has worked in journalism for over 15 years, beginning at K24 before moving on to Citizen TV and then KTN.
- Nicholas Wambua
Nicholas Wambua was one of the first news anchors to switch from KTN to NTV in 2022. Wambua, a Swahili news anchor, left the Swahili news desk to join the Kimathi street-based media house in April 2022.
- Purity Museo
Purity Museo became well-known for her coverage of former health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe’s daily Covid-19 Ministry of Health briefings in 2020.
Museo was working for the state broadcaster KBC at the time.
She left KBC after three and a half years on May 17, 2022. She had been paired with the legendary Tom Mboya for the prime-time news bulletin at the station.