In May well 2017, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) unveiled it would make investments virtually Ksh1.04 Billion in present day multimedia manufacturing studios in Kenya.
This, in turn, meant that the media corporation would make about 250 career prospects.
BBC Africa Regional Editor Solomon Mugera assured President Uhuru Kenyatta 200 of the jobs will go to Kenyans.
The expense would also offer internship and mentoring programme for approaching journalists, electronic and specialized producers.
The initiative was nicely taken by journalists and media operators but it spelt hassle for Kenyan media properties.
1 12 months down the line, BBC has managed to poach some of the best talents groomed by Kenyan media.
KTN was first to truly feel the pinch this yr when it dropped sporting activities reporter and anchor Lynne Wachira as perfectly as information reporter/anchor Michelle Ngele to BBC.
The two joined former KTN sports editor Celestine Karoney at the international media house.
On March 29, NTV endured the exact same blow when renowned media personality Larry Madowo quit the station.
The outspoken journalist was to sign up for BBC a couple days afterwards as the company editor for the African area.
Former K24 Swahili anchor Anne Ngugi built a comeback into the media house right after landing a career at the BBC radio wing.
KBC information anchor-cum-reporter Roncliffe Oditi later joined the station in May well.
In June, KTN strike again by hiring veteran radio journalist Odero Sirari from BBC as the Swahili information Editor.
In July, Citizen Television misplaced two reporters Mercy Kandie and Sylvia Chebet through the same antics.
Larry was later adopted by previous colleagues Hudheifa Aden, Mombasa-based mostly reporter Peter Mwangangi and seasoned producer Maureen Nyukuri at the station.
In the exact thirty day period, K24’s Deputy Business enterprise Editor Zawadi Mudibo and company reporter cum anchor Maya Hayakawa joined the rising checklist.
Former MediaMax anchor Sharon Machira and head anchor Richard Kagoe are also at the BBC newsroom.
K24 anchor Ian Wafula was approved into the station following being turned down 4 periods by the identical stations.
A different K24 ‘Alfajiri’ host Ciru Muriuki has also reunited with Larry in the Organization part.
Even so, all has not been continuously smooth at the BBC Nairobi bureau, in June personnel have been at arms above alleged mistreatment and harassment by Bureau Supervisor Pat Solid.