Axe falls at MediaMax, 160 employees laid off

K24 TV. [Photo/File]

Axe falls at MediaMax as 160 employees laid off

MediaMax Limited the home of K24 TV, Milele FM, People Daily and a host of other media franchise has sent home over 160 employees.

The media company that is housed at DSM Place Kijabe street, Nairobi County had in September declared that a huge number of its employees will be laid off due to redundancy and in a bid to cut operational cost.

According to the company CEO Ken Ngaruiya, the affected staff members will get one-month pay in lieu and severance pay at a rate of 15 days per each year of service.

Of the 160 employees laid off 10 K24 editors, meaning all editors of the tv station have been sent packing.

The major casualty in the lay-off is K24, followed by Kameme TV.

The list of top journalist given dismissal letters.

  1. Managing editor (English) – Fred Njiiri and Frankline Wambugu,
  2. Managing editor (Swahili)
  3. Chief anchor
  4. English Managing editor – Boniface Mutakha
  5. Deputy Managing Editor – Ali Mtenzi.
  6. Business editor – Tony Timase
  7. Sports Editor – Torome Tirike
  8. Popular Kameme FM reporter – Moses Kanyira among others.

On Wednesday, October 30, the staff met at 10 am after a Tuesday memo shared by Human resource manager Maureen Wandera. Below is the letter.

Dear Team,

I trust that you are keeping well. Kindly note that we will hold a staff communication meeting on Wednesday 29th (sic) October 2019 at DSM place on 2nd Floor. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am.

Kindly accord us your usual cooperation and mandatory attendance. We request that you keep time.

Kind regards,