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The only K24 anchor spared during its mass firing (Details)

June 02, 2020 at 15:18
The only K24 anchor spared during its mass firing (Details)

Reports doing the rounds have been that K24 TV is closing shop thus laying off almost 99% of its news-related employees this week.

However, despite Betty Kyallo going public about her exit from the Mediamax-owned TV station, it turns out that she was actually fired.

Either way, she has left. So now, the TV station will be collaborating with KTN for its news feed but there is this one news anchor from K24 who has been spared.

K24 studios

We don´t need to look far other than the fierce hard-hitting political anchor, Anne Kiguta famous for her Punchline show that either ends up greasing her or the interviewee.

Also read: Betty Kyallo splashes KSh 8M on posh ride barely days after quitting K24 (Photos)

Her political weekend show will be the only news-related item airing on the Kenyatta-owned media company.

K24 news anchor, Anne Kiguta

The spill

This was revealed by an insider at the 24-hour TV station who said its entire newsroom would be done away with.

K24 TV sports anchor, Caren Kibbett divulged this while chatting with fans on her social media.

TV sports anchor, Caren Kibbett

Ms Kibbett was bidding celebrated journalist, Betty Kyallo goodbye during her last show on Saturday, 2nd May in an emotional post.

Goodbyes are never easy… That was an amazing show @bettymuteikyallo @thesarahmwangi @valentine.njoroge.

Caren Kibbett´s post

A fan then questioned why Betty was busy hoping from one media station to the next expressing:

Betty moving from station to station.

Only for Kibett to quickly respond:

We are all leaving K24.

Caren Kibbett´s FB comment section

There you have it! Everyone! Except one…Anne Kiguta who is claimed to have been married into the Kenyatta family.

How this KTN-K24 agreement is set to work is that each show from K24 will be airing for roughly an hour on KTN before the Standard Group TV station switches to KTN News.

A merger that stands as a unique one in the Kenyan media industry and we can only sit and wait to watch how it will work and whether it will be so, for the long run.

 

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