The recent staff reorganisation at Royal Media Services has sparked infighting that now threatens to sink its Kikuyu language television start up, Inooro TV.
Production Manager Catherine Wamuyu, formerly the producer of Tahidi High that airs on sister station Citizen TV, is being accused of harassing freelance programme producers, who are now said to be closely watching the planned launch of Kameme TV by Mediamax Networks Ltd with the intention of jumping ship.
Kameme TV, whose launch was initially planned for last year, is now tentatively scheduled for August this year.
Ms Wamuyu, who is seen to be close to Chief Operating Officer Farida Karoney, is said to have fallen out with Head of TV at RMS Latifa Ngunjiri, who was in charge of Inooro TV programming until Wamuyu’s recent appointment.
Among the popular programmes on Inooro TV are Medical show “Dagitari”, drama series called “Gaterina” and the “Mwingangaro” music show.
The standoff has demoralised freelance producers who complain that their contribution is not being appreciated despite helping Inooro TV overtake more established rivals such as KBC Channel One and K24 television in ratings in a span of months.
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