Barely two days after resignation of eight independent columnists from Nation media group, the company has suffered a serious blow on TV segment after popular NTV anchor Larry Madowo resigned toda. The eight columnists cited lack of editorial independence in the media group t
The youthful Larry did not immediately disclose his reasons for resgination although many had seen it coming since last year. The popular anchor’s column on Nation Newspaper was barred by the management in what was cited as being anti-government.
Larry together with another anchor Ken Mijungu and the then NTV Managing Editor Linus Kaikai got into trouble on January 30th after they were singled out as those that were responsible for covering Raila Odinga’s swearing In ceremony as the peoples president.
Linus Kaikai resigned and is said to join Royam Media services’s Citizen TV soon together with KTN’s Joe Ageyo. .
lately, Larry has been a darling of international media houses seeking to get opinions on Kenyan matters. He has since featured for BBC News, CNN, Al Jazeera and Washington Post
Here is what Larry posted on his facebook page regarding his resignation, sweets words about colleague and the company he so much loved.
“I leave NTV Kenya as I came: humbled and 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. I’m proud of my amazing colleagues & everything we accomplished. Farewell, my friends. Stay woke,”