Richard Chacha, crippled after a 2012 accident, has finally quit journalism after reports emerged that he had been sacked by the leading media entity.
Blogger Kahawa Tungu revealed last month that Chacha and another journalist had been sacked for being unproductive.
A 2012 accident on duty left him crippled from waist downwards and since then he has been confined into a motorized wheelchair.
When news first emerged of his sacking, he furiously refuted the claims, saying he was at work. Either the order had not been communicated to him or he was saving his employer – Nation Media Group – from public embarrassment. According to sources, he was given a lump sum amount of Ksh 10 million when the news started to emerge of the firm’s thanklessness.
Mr Chacha, who rose from reporter to NTVâ€™s political editor, said on his Facebook page he was retiring and thanked his fans for their support.
â€œAfter ten years of service at NTV Kenya, I have finally retired from active journalism,â€ he says. â€œThank you all for your support. God loves us all.â€
Mr Chacha had a glittering career in TV journalism until the 2012 car crashÂ that left him paralysed.
The prado they unfortunately rolled over in belonged to Linus Kaikai who is now the Nation Media Group General Manager.
Itâ€™s not clear whether Chachaâ€™s sacking was the decision arrived at by NMG board of directors or is it a directive from the new GM Linus Kaikai who incidentally was the driver of the ill fated prado. Kaikai and three others escaped with minor injuries.