After poaching a number of stars from rival stations, Citizen TV is also undergoing talent hemorrhage of its own with the latest to quit being Day Break morning show host Fred Indimuli.
The anchor took Citizen TV followers by surprise when he announced Tuesday was the last day he was hosting the show, previously known as Power Breakfast.
“It’s not that am going somewhere, it’s only that am presiding over my last edition on Day Break. A few things will change but I will communicate that. It’s been a pleasure hosting Day Break, the news review for the last two and half years and Thank you for always being such a lovely audience,” he told his viewers.
However, though he intimated he was not leaving the Royal Media Services (RMS)-owned station, Business Today has reliably learnt that he is heading for K24 to join the team being assembled by former RMS editorial consultant Peter Opondo, who rejoined Mediamax Network Ltd as Editor-in-Chief.
K24 is set for a relaunch next month during which it will unveil its new pool of anchors who include Betty Kyalo, formerly of KTN News. Initially, the re-branding was scheduled for this month.
Indimuli’s exit from Communications Centre, the RMS base, could be a pointer that veteran journalists at the station have lost their premium following the entry of new stars mainly from KTN and NTV and the station has now qualms letting them go without seeking to table counter offers. Also, the room for career growth has apparently diminished.
KTN Features Editor Sharon Momanyi, who was initially set to join the station, is yet to leave the Mombasa Road-based station, perhaps, after her terms were improved.
Others who have left the station in recent months include Salim Swaleh, who joined NTV and Mercy Kandie and Sylvia Chebet, who headed to the BBC.