For the better part of Sunday, December 6, a poster was doing rounds on social media indicating that former Citizen TV news anchor Hussein Mohamed has joined K24 TV.
The poster had the journalist’s photo, K24’s official logo and a text that read; Coming soon.
However, Hussein later dismissed the poster as fake, adding that if he makes a TV comeback he will share it with his fans.
“Please treat this as fake. You’ll hear it from me soon enough whether or not I’ll be coming back to TV or any other platform. Mafans ninawapenda wo…wote!” Hussein tweeted.
Based on his ethical behavior of journalism, hussein cannot be part of biased media program…— Jame (@Cjamehk) December 6, 2020
He is king of open, informed, credible & unbiased political conversation…
We miss you on our screens Hussein,, be back soon ?
Then poster emerged hours after news anchor Anne Kiguta announced her exit from the station.
Taking to Twitter, Kiguta made a lengthy text announcing her exit from the TV station as well as thanking her fans for the support.
“Let me begin by thanking you for welcoming me into your homes in my roles as a journalist and anchorwoman.
“As you know, for the last two years, I have been anchoring the Sunday evening program Punchline on K24. It is with regret that today I announce that I will not be returning to the program,” she wrote.
She added that she was leaving the station because of ‘the Code of Conduct contained in the Media Council of Kenya Act which guides all journalists practicing in the republic of Kenya’.
“My decision was guided by the Code of Conduct contained in the Media Council of Kenya Act which guides all journalists practicing in the republic of Kenya. As a result, I can no longer in good conscience continue to be a part of Punchline,” she added.
Additional story by Laura Songok