Media Max-owned TV station, K24 has laid off a large number of its employees, among them being senior journalists and editors which has caught many by surprise.
Cutbacks happen occasionally but you feel the pain once it hits closer home.
Celebrated Kiswahili news anchor, Mwanaisha Chidzuga is among the long list that was shown the exit from the local media station.
However, seems it did not bite her as deep because for her, that was but a side hustle, that stood in the way of her business.
During a recent interview with ´Kenyans.co.ke´, the media personality revealed that her contract was due to end come November 2019.
Additionally disclosing that she is a caterer by profession and her time at K24 was but on a part-time basis.
For me, K24 TV was part-time. I am a full-time caterer and I own three restaurants. K24 was a hobby and I used to work like 12 hours the whole month.
Further revealing that at K24, she would actually work for only 12 hours monthly as a news anchor. And now that her hands are free, she can now focus on her catering business.
For me. That was a side hustle, I have my main hustle. Right now, I have three restaurants to run, that is where my focus is and I am opening a new one soon, before the end of the year.
Seems her heart was solely meant for the catering business because when asked if she will reconsider going back to TV, she said, her 3 restaurants are now her key concentration.
Chidzuga became a part of the Mediamax-owned station 4 years ago, November 2015 after allegedly being fired by KTN while preparing to present a show.
Among senior names that were shown the door include:
Franklin Wambugu – Managing editor, Swahili. Ali Mtenzi – Deputy Managing Editor. Torome Tirike – Head of sports. Tony Timase – Head of Business. Franklin Macharia – Senior Reporter and Juma Bhalo – Swahili Anchor.
September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020