More Journalists And Support Staff Face The Axe As Radio Africa To Cut Jobs

Radio Africa CEO Patrick Quarcoo PHOTO/Courtesy

Radio Africa Group has announced plans to reduce its workforce in what it has termed reorganizing internal operations.

In an internal memo dated Friday, December the company said the company will declare some positions redundant depending on the new structure.

In the memo signed by group CEO Patrick Quarcoo, the company also attributed the redundancy to the recent layoffs witnessed in the media industry.

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“We will therefore be reorganizing our internal operations. In the process we may declare numerous positions redundant based on the new structure,” the memo read.

This comes a month after Nation Media Group (NMG) announced plans to lay off several employees as it seeks to enhance its digital production. 

Earlier December, top journalists including  Mark Masai and Dennis Okari were fired in a move which it termed as reorganization its workforce.

NMG insisted that the layoff would be conducted in accordance with the Labour Laws of Kenya and those affected will be assisted to manage the transition.

Okari worked at NTV as an investigative reporter and journalist. The journalist announced his exit from NMG on Monday, December 5 via a statement on his social media platforms.

Although he did not mention his next station, Okari mentioned that he will be moving to work on other projects.

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He joined NTV in 2013 but left a year later to join BBC  before rejoining the NMG-owned station in 2015.

Masai was the prime time news anchor announced his exit in a statement that he published on his social media platforms.

Masai noted that he was just taking a break and he was optimistic about the future, although he did not reveal whether he had landed another job.

“This is the reality of the media landscape around the world and unfortunately, I was at the losing end of this one

“However, this is not the end of my career in the media, I will be back on other platforms. All I have to say is watch this space,” he told Capital FM

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