NTV fires Dennis Okari after 8 years


Dennis Okari, NTV’s senior investigative journalist, has left Nation Media Group after 8 years due to ongoing staff restructuring.

Okari, who has had a successful media career, announced his departure from the station in a farewell message to his fans on Monday, December 5, 2022.

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“My assignment at NTV has come to an end. I am grateful to God for the opportunity to serve. I gave it my all, but I would not have done it without the help of an incredible team.

“I hope they continue to shine. It’s time to move on to something bigger and greater than myself,” he said in a farewell post.

His departure brings to an end his eight-year tenure at NTV, where he broke stories that shook the nation, such as Covid-19 Millionaires and Red Alert, which revealed how some supermarkets use unsafe methods to preserve meat and make it look fresher.

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Okari returned to NTV in 2015 after a brief stint at the BBC, where she covered the Mpeketoni attack near Lamu, in which gunmen killed over 60 people.

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He claims that during his one year at the BBC, he was not given the space he needed to execute his stories.

“A couple of reasons made me leave BBC. I always felt like I wasn’t telling the kind of stories I wanted to tell.

“I really wanted to tell my stories, but BBC was not giving me that platform. BBC is like a beast, and there are so many people, and there is no space for you to tell the African story the way you want to tell it,” Okari stated in a past interview.

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He has also worked for The Standard Group, Radio Africa Group, KBC, Metro TV, Metro FM, Family Media, and Baraka FM.

Okari is the latest victim of the retrenchment days after former colleague Mark Masai was also let go after a 14-year stint at the station.

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