The exit door at Communications Centre continues revolving unabated with comedian Jalang’o being the latest to quit Royal Media Services (RMS).
Jalang’o, real name Felix Odiwuor is the latest to join Milele FM where he is is set to link up with former colleagues, former head of Citizen Radio Joyce Gituro and presenters Francis Luchivya and Wilbroda, real name Jacky Nyaminde, who quit last week.
Jalang’o and Wilbroda first gained fame as actors on the Papa Shirandura show on Citizen TV before transitioning into radio.
It will a big hit for RMS as the bromance between Jalang’o and veteran journalist Jeff Koinange had made JeffAndJalasOnHot96 one of the most popular morning radio shows.
Jalang’o started his radio career at K**s 100 before he moved to Radio Maisha.
Jalang’o’s defection to Milele FM is the first big hiring under Mediamax Network Ltd Editor-in-Chief Peter Opondo, a former RMS insider, who now appears keen at raiding his former employer in a bid to turn around the fortunes of the media house, majority owned by Deputy President William Ruto and the Kenyatta family.
However, Mediamax is itself experiencing hemorrhage as staffers continue to head for greener pastures.
Business anchor Maya Hakawa and head of K24 TV production Eunice Gatonye have both left for BBC, which has also snatched reporters Mercy Kandie and Sylvia Chebet from Citizen TV.