'I will be back,' Mark Masai tweets after getting fired

Mark was among the people affected by the mass firing at Nation Media Group

Has been fired from NTV Kenya
Mark Masai. Has been fired from NTV Kenya
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Seasoned news anchor Mark Masai has been laid off from Nation Media Group after 14 years of working with the company.

Taking to his socials Mark put up a 15 seconds video capturing his before and after transformation from when he joined the media house back in October 2008 till November 29th, 2022 when he finally got laid off.

Accompanying the short video the celebrated news anchor wrote; "these are different times... Was a great show.

"Time for a commercial break. I will be back! #FadeToBlack #StayTuned." 

He also took time to appreciate his former employers noting that NTV was a great team.

In the past few months, a mass firing has been looming at NMG, and information obtained by our entertainment desk highlights that senior editors and prominent journalists have been laid off.

Reports indicate the management at the Twin tower placed media house opted to sacrifice some of its top earners in a bid to cut costs and remain afloat.

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The Print Department at NMG is said to be the most affected by the retrenchment.

Top editors including Editors Guild President Churchill Otieno who was the managing editor for Nation Africa has also been fired.

Otieno bid his colleagues at NMG goodbye via email.

"After spending the last two decades building breaking news platforms, the time has come for me to break my own news.

It's time for me to leave the Nation Media Group.

It has been a privilege to serve at NMG, and a prodigious honour to be part of the most committed team of journalists and media professionals in Africa.

"I walk away with lots of fond memories in my heart and compelling lessons in my mind, all rolling into many impactful stories over the years," read part of the Email from Otieno.

Other big names laid off at Nation Media Group include; Vincent Achuka, Silas Apolo, Guchu Ndung’u, Peter Ngare, and Muthoni Kariuki.

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