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Larry Madowo clashes with NMG top bosses as he questions the media house’s independence from State House

January 17, 2018 at 15:22
Larry Madowo clashes with NMG top bosses as he questions the media house's independence from State House

There is a perception out there that Nation Media Group is a government mouthpiece. Larry Madowo took this issue with his bosses and it didn’t augur well with them.

Nation media is known to sack editors who dare criticize the government. Dennis Galava was sacked for criticizing president Uhuru Kenyatta in an article published on Saturday Nation.

Also read: Fired Galava Exposes These Two NMG Bosses Just When NMG Owner The Aga Khan Is Jetting Into Kenya

NMG is set to retrench more employees in the coming days as part of its continued restructuring. NMG bosses had a meeting with staff this Wednesday morning January 17th and this is where the drama ensued.

Larry Madowo took the bull by the horns during question time at the meeting. The NTV anchor questioned NMG’s independence in the wake of Justus Wanga’s incident.

Larry Madowo

For starters, Justus Wanga was threatened by DP William Ruto’s aide over the story he wrote about president Uhuru’s fallout with the DP in naming of the new cabinet.

The cold shoulder

Outgoing CEO Joe Muganda and Chief Editor Tom Mshindi did not give Madowo a definite answer. Business Today, which got a scoop of the drama from an insider, reports that the top NMG bosses didn’t like to be told in their faces that the media house’s editorial content is largely controlled by external forces in government.

The publication says that Tom Mshindi had to intervene to save the situation as Joe Muganda was totally offended by Larry Madowo’s question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Huyu atafutwa kazi sasa amekuja sana

  2. NTV is going down,they need to do something

  3. There is no fearing…face them up

  4. Omondi Nicholas : January 17, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Larry knows he is marketable right now,he will get a place anyway…those old men need to leave Nation immediately

    • Peter Ongori Mogaka : January 17, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Larry Madowo has a new confedence stance but believe me..it advisable fpr him to go slow. Someone is cheating our young people that when you stand tough against the establishment you are a fiery politician and your personality is enhanced. Hotty-head & stupid.

  5. Vivian Mwangi : January 17, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Always stand for the truth

  6. Dr......mklzi : January 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    The guy larry is smart ,we want democracy even from within.

  7. Ziingine you let pass! You live to fight another day.besides put yourself in the senior guy’s shoe.how would you feel?you are not Jesus to right society’s wrongs

  8. The virus has hit his brain…time will tell his fate.

  9. Larry has been NASA mouth piece and Raila sycophant. Can he speak for media Independence? He is very petty and looking for a political mileage by being sacked for in subordination.

  10. Michael ocharo : January 17, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    NMG is a forgone story. I don’t why Larry is wasting his time there. KTN,Citizen are waiting him.

  11. Keep up Larry! Let no one dictate to you against your believes. Few who stood alone moved mountains to better the society. Take your well deserved space my boy.

  12. If Larry gets fired for speaking his mind,it will show how patheric our country is…Keep up Larry.Our country is in dire need of people like you

  13. Unfortunately, Kenya is not a country where independence of journalism is guaranteed. You can be butchered easily

  14. Larry is now journalist turned activist, hope he can sustain the fight he has started to the… whatever that might look like. Wish him well…

  15. let him tell them the truth, kazi utafutwa..larry is an hotcake for now mkimtupa nje wengine wanamdakia

  16. Am inviting folks to go through the code of conduct for journalists. You will understand that independence of media is under threat from many forces…. And may be try to read in what is independence…. In the 2010 constitution articles 34,35 allows Larry to defend his audience from doctored information to protect individual egos

  17. Kipkeritikgaa : January 18, 2018 at 8:39 am

    I personally support Independence of the media. Consumers of news require objective and balanced content. These are the hallmarks of journalism.

  18. Keep it up Larry, the truth is the truth in whichever way it is told…black white or red.

  19. Larry should just move out of Kenya. In as much as we all know that Trump is racist and as harsh as his comments were about shit hole African countries, the unfortunate thing Is that it is true. The state of Africa Is so horrible and unfortunately there are no reforms or talks that can bring the desired change. Kenya needs a sink hole to swallow it and a new nation is birthed

  20. Thanks for doing your part in questioning some of these bizarre things. It’s part of human dignity and if you remain strong you’ll always shine.

  21. Larry has a very bright future . Go Larry Go.

  22. Larry’s political analyses all through the election period directly suggested who he supported. He’s bully& pride always comes before a fall. You harvest what you sow

  23. the truth should be told. the media should be independent when covering their stories, they are suppossed to get out of scrapping and bowing for the external forces like the government.

  24. See what happened to Louis Owino. Madowo Be careful

    • What has this got to do with Louis Otieno? Otieno was just a spilt immature show off. Larry wants to be a journalist who tell it like it us. The media has a responsibility to tell us the truth always, not the truth as government wants the truth to be. Kenyans need to know that the government is funded by us. Our taxes. If we were not here it wouldn’t run, so they owe us good governance and if that is not so we ought to know. That is where the fourth estate, the media comes in.

  25. Pride and arrogance are the hallmark of Madison.
    He thinks he is a household name and like the entire country will go on strike if sacked.
    You don’t leave a program, the trend on the excuse that other media house have copied your idea. Every media house copies from each other and Larry copies many a CNN journalist. Larry let not fame make you grow horns. They usually get stuck in a thicker and thicket have you gotten yourself in. Phew!!

  26. Pride and arrogance are the hallmark of Madowo.
    He thinks he is a household name and like the entire country will go on strike if sacked.
    You don’t leave a program, the trend on the excuse that other media houses have copied his idea. Every media house copies from each other and Larry copies many a CNN journalist including Larry King. Larry let not fame make you grow horns. They usually get stuck in a thicker and thicket have you gotten yourself in. Phew!!

  27. Larry you have rightly asked,however your days at NMG are now numbered. For us who watch your shows know you’re a NASA sympathiser, we also know you don’t do obscene language, you don’t allow others to insult those who are not on the show. You have rightfully crossed the red line and I see you in Citizen TV soon. I better be wrong.

  28. Peter Mugo Njiru : January 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I mean you don’t look for publicity through insurbondinating your current bosses, otherwise what will prevent you from furthering the behaviour in another establishment if for heavens sake that is your nature?

  29. I concur with you Larry….that was brave of you and a diligent move. Protect the media fraternity and stand for what is right man…threat to media is a threat to society, what a shame!

  30. Lukhale Kibet : January 18, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    You are sacked. Other media house will fear to hire you.You will tarmac. You will be hungry. Fools and the fearful ones live to fight another day.

  31. Unleash the dragon larry

  32. The problem with Larry is that he thinks that he is very bright; he is just verbose!

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  35. Peter nganga : April 23, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    larry madowo should try doing business there you are the boss and nobody is above you.

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