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Why Linus Kaikai Was Sacked By NTV- Raila Adversely Mentioned

Details have emerged that NTV General Manager Linus Kaikai was actually shown the exit-door in a new twist to the drama that has been playing out at Nation Media Group (NMG).

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According to The Business Today,Kaikai, the most coveted journalist, who served as Managing Editor in charge of Quality and Product Development at NTV ,was handed his termination letter last Friday.

Signs that he was inevitably going to be sacked became clear when NMG Editor-in-Chief Tom Mshindi recently reshuffled editorial changes during which he promoted one Pamela Asigi to the position of NTV Editor. Additionally, he reassigned Kaikai’s long-serving personal secretary to his office.

Kaikai had always been a marked man due to perceptions within government that he is a NASA/Raila Odinga sympathizer.

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However,the main issue that provoked his seniors was is decision to proceed and air live proceedings of the NASA ‘inauguration’ ceremony at Uhuru Park on January 30, where Mr Odinga would eventually be sworn-in as the “People’s President.”

By then, the state had retaliated with the Communications Authority shutting down main media stations(NTV,KTN,Citizen and Inooro TV).

A day earlier, Kaikai had struck the straw that broke the camel’s back when he issued a blunt statement protesting orders by the state not to live stream the NASA ceremony or risk losing their operating licenses.

Kaikai’s sacking comes amid reports that the Kenyatta family is keen on purchasing substantial stakes in NMG, possibly buying out Aga Khan’s entire 48% shareholding.

He,however, will not be out in the cold as Business Today has established that he’ll be taking over from Farida Karoney as Royal Media Services (RMS) Chief Operations Officer following her appointment as Lands Cabinet Secretary.

NTV news anchor Larry Madowo, who has been very unease in recent times,is likely to be included in Kaikai’s move to Royal Media.


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