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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH MARCH 2018-After a period of mixed fortunes at NMG’s NTV Larry Madowo has finally decided to hang up his boots quitting his job.
“I leave @ntvkenya as I came: humbled & grateful. The job was one of the great honours of my life. Thanks to everyone who watched, and to Nation for the privilege of the opportunity.”.He announced on Thursday through twitter thanking his fans.
“I’m proud of my amazing colleagues & everything we accomplished. Farewell, my friends. Stay woke,” he said.
Madowo’s departure comes just a day after eight columnists quit the Nation newspaper citing lack of editorial independence.
The writers accused Nation Media of systematically placing constraints on independent voices contrary to its stated editorial policy.
The lot exited on grounds that the media house’s managers have failed or refused to safeguard journalistic ethos.
Here are some of the writers who have since resigned are KNHCR deputy chairperson George Kegoro, Muthoni Wanyeki, Gabriel Dolan, and Rasna Warah.
Others include Maina Kiai, Gabrielle Lynch, Nic Cheeseman, and Kwamchetsi Makokha.