KTN Loses Four Jounalists to TV47

  • A photo of KTN Studio in Nairobi Facebook
  • KTN has had to reorganise its newsroom after four journalists exited the media house for an upcoming TV station.  

    Venessa Ndavi, Lucy Riley, Clifford Omwega have been poached and joined TV47.

    The new station is in high gear recruiting some of the media industry's top journalists as it seeks to make a name for itself. 

    TV 47 newest addition to the team Venessa Ndavi and Lucy Riley

    Abubakar Abdullahi, also from KTN, will head the newsroom. 

    Eugene Anangwe from Rwanda's RBA & CNBC is set to head TV47's young vibrant team as acting Managing Director.

    Well placed sources at KTN told Kenyans.co.ke that Venessa, Lucy and Clifford were interns at the station. 

    In 2018, when news about the new station emerged, former Citizen TV anchor Johnstone Mwakazi was expected to head the media house but things seem not to have turned in his favour. 

    TV47, which is linked to Mount Kenya University founder Simon Gicharu, recruited the investigative combination of Mohammed Ali, popular for his Jicho Pevu pieces, and John Allan Namu. 

    The two brought to light numerous cases touching on extra-judicial killings, corruption and terrorism that often led to direct threats made against their lives as well as their families.

    On top of relaunching the explosive Jicho Pevu TV series (with reports stating that Moha has already submitted two brand new episodes of the highly rated investigative show), Ali will reportedly become part of the teaching staff at MKU, where he is set to train budding journalists.

    TV47 prides itself at the home of untold stories that focuses on live coverage of the 47 Kenyan counties with an angle on youth-centric content. It cuts across the board and brings to you stories that have never been told before, in a unique way.

    A computer-generated image of some of the programs that will air on TV47

    The station will cover content on sports, entertainment, business, religion, documentaries, features and much more when it is officially launched on June 15. 

    Mohammed Ali and John Allan Namu (r) pictured at a past event