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Nation center in the NCBD which houses the NMG offices /FILE PHOTO
BY UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI, 16TH JAN 2017-The ghost of laying off of employees in the media houses across the country continue to haunt some of the best known talents in journalism professional. Upesinews.co.ke has established that big names are in the latest list of employees just laid off by the Nation media group in what is believed to be re-positioning for efficiency due to the emergency of Digital media. In a memo dated December 20, 2016, and also seen by upesinews the company announced that it would re-organize its operations across the group – a move which would result in the reduction of its workforce.
The media house stated that it would undertake the exercise while adhering to the law and with due respect to their employees.
After many weeks of endless speculation, NMG has finally made public the list of employees who have been sent packing.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that 16 people have been sacked as the the company which was formed by Aga Khan IV transforms into a twenty first century digital content company.
Among those who were affected include Ken Walibora who until his sacking held the title of Quality Manager, Kiswahili and renowned journalist Liz Gitonga.
Here’s the full list:
- Ken Walibora Waliaula – Quality Manager, Kiswahili
- Eric Shimoli – News Editor
- Sammy Wambua – Editor, Counties
- Mary Wasike – Editor, Oped
- Pamela Wanambisi – Subeditor Sports,
- Felista Wangari – Sub-editor Saturday Magazine,
- Esther Karuru – Sub-editor Sunday Nation,
- Victor Siele – (Sub-editor, Taifa Leo)
- Zadock Angira – Crime Reporter
- Waga Odongo – Writer
- Farayi Nyandoro – Sub-editor
- Domitila Katila – Editorial
- Connie Mwangemi – Advertising
- Pamela Abwoga – Advertising
- Liz Gitonga – Editorial