Larry Madowo Allegedly Heads to BBC After Leaving NTV

  • Former NTV news anchor Larry Madowo is alleged to be heading over to BBC.

    According to reports by Business Today, Madowo will be joining the British government-owned media house, where he will be in charge of business coverage for Africa.

    Sources who spoke to Business Today revealed that although the position of BBC Africa Business Editor had been advertised, it was done as a formality since the management had reached a deal with Madowo.

    On Sunday Kenyans.co.ke reached out to Madowo but he declined to comment on the issue.

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    Madowo is set to join other Kenyan journalists poached by BBC as it seeks to strengthen its presence in Kenya.

    The company is noted to have established a sports desk team after taking Celestine Karoney from China Global Television Network (CGTV) and other journalists from KTN and NTV.

    The journalist announced the departure in through Twitter on Thursday and where he expressed his appreciation to his supporters.

    Madowo wrote: "I leave @ntvkenya as I came: humbled & grateful. The job was one of the great honours of my life. Thanks to everyone who watched, and to Nation for the privilege of the opportunity."

    He further added: "I’m proud of my amazing colleagues & everything we accomplished. Farewell, my friends. Stay woke." 

    His departure came just a day after eight columnists quit the Nation newspaper citing lack of editorial independence.

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    The lot exited on grounds that the media house's managers have failed or refused to safeguard journalistic ethos.