Former KTN business reporter-cum-news anchor Zawadi Mudibo is making a grand return to K24, barely two years after the television station fired him alongside over 50 other journalists in a restructuring that set a record at the time.
Mr Mudibo (pictured), who has been working as news editor and anchor at Foundation Media-owned WTV, is likely to land on the business desk at K24, which will be affected by the impending restructuring announced today by Ian Fernandes, the CEO of Mediamax, which owns K24, People Daily and a number of radio stations.
WTV is headed by former Citizen news anchor Johnson Mwakazi. The TV station has been struggling after funding dried up and some months ago fired over 20 staff. Lately, it has been having cashflow issues with incessant salaries delays.
Before leaving K24, Mr Mudibo was Deputy Business Editor and anchor. He will rejoin his former colleagues on the desk, including popular business news anchor Tony Timase, if they survive the purge.
Sources say the business desk is earmarked for the chop in the restructuring. The restructuring at Mediamax is ironically creating opportunities for other journalists who will be absorbed on different terms.
Meanwhile, Inooro TV, launched recently by Royal Media Services, has poached a senior editor from KTN. Mr Macharia wa Mugo, who had just joined the Standard Group TV station as News Shift Editor from EBRU Africa, on a one-year contract left after being offered employment by RMS.