Citizen TV has of late been poaching presenters from NTV and KTN, with Nimrod Taabu, Jamila Mohammed, Rashidy Abdala, Mashirima Kapombe being among the many who’ve been poached.
The Maalim-Juma road based media house has suffered a major blow after the departure of prolific reporters and anchors Mercy Kandie and Sylvia Chebet, Willis Raburu and Swaleh Salim respectively.
Kandie and Chebet were the star reporters at Citizen TV, and through their human interest features, the two have managed to create names for themselves in the competitive media industry and won several awards.
Mercy Kandie is known for doing feature stories on issues affecting the North Rift region and her latest feature story on the misery in special education schools, #SpecialNeglect, won the hearts of Kenyans. Her departure from Citizen TV has left a huge gap.
Sylvia Chebet is a health journalist, and just like her counterpart (Kandie), she has created a niche for herself with quite a number of feature stories, covering a wide range of areas from HIV/Aids to MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant tuberculosis).
Last year October, Mery Kandie, who had a chance to interview the late Bishop Korir, eulogized him in an emotional message, which read:
“We talked on phone recently and you were very jovial. On this day in August we discussed about a special feature in Pokot. You were getting another goat for the Bandits and their leaders…to further peace discussions… You will be missed. Greatly. You fought a good fight. You’ve finished the race. #RIP Bishop Korir.”
Radio Citizen breakfast show (Jambo Kenya) Luchivya and Wilbroda have already left for Miliele FM. According to our close source at Citizen TV, more reporters and anchors are set to leave the media house.