Two former K24 Television news anchors have finally landed new government jobs a few months after they were fired by their employer.
The two broadcasters, Ahmed Juma Bhalo and Nancy Onyancha inked new deals with the government-owned broadcasting station, months after being showed the door.
Confirming the good news, Ahmed Bhalo said he will be joining the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) to anchor the 7.PM news twice a week with more on the specific days to come later.
He added that his contract to anchor the Swahili prime will be running for one year, on a renewable basis based on performance.
“I will be anchoring Swahili prime time news (7 p.m.) twice a week. The days will be communicated later. They will inform me if I will be anchoring on weekdays or weekends.
“It is a one, year contract that is renewable based on performance. They will also provide wardrobe allowance,” confirmed Bhalo.
Bhalo’s start date for the job is yet to be communicated, meanwhile, his counterpart Onyancha who was to ink her deal on the February 16, 2021, would not do the same until February 18 2021, since she was out of town.
They are part of the new team to be recruited by the station on a face-lift mission to improve its content and grow on viewership.
Ahmed was part of the mass retrenchment that took place in the MediaMax-owned TV station in October 2019.