Eric Njoka Gets Candid on Life After K24 TV [VIDEO]

  • Former K24 TV anchor Eric Njoka in studio in 2019.
    Former K24 TV anchor Eric Njoka in the studio in 2019.
  • Former K24 TV anchor Eric Njoka over the weekend, spoke for the first time since he left the Mediamax-owned station.

    During an interview on TV47's Confessions With Marya, the journalist recounted his 13 years in media which hit a hurdle when he was laid off in June 2020.

    "I was not ready for it, but I expected it," he stated arguing that the mass firing was not conducted in the best of ways.

    Following the unceremonious exit that saw a number of his colleagues out of employment, Njoka explained that he took the time to focus on himself and how he wanted to proceed.

    K24 TV's Eric Njoka poses for a photo before reading news in a February 2020 bulletin
    K24 TV's Eric Njoka poses for a photo before reading news in a February 2020 bulletin
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    "I never took leave for the six years I was working at K24 TV. So I am taking this time to take a break. I have been reconnecting with family and friends and taking life easy," he stated.

    On switching to another media house, the anchor stated that he was not quite ready to move on to another broadcaster.

    "As I take time to rest, I am also strategising on which direction I want to take my career and I am also looking for opportunities beyond the country," he stated.

    He added that the media industry was already in the midst of transformation due to the influence of the digital era and social media.

    "Everybody is a journalist nowadays, all you need is a camera and you post on social media where everybody can see," he stated.

    Watch the video of Eric Njoka below, courtesy of TV47:

    Njoka was among the journalists laid off in mass firings by K24 TV which saw the entire newsroom including top news anchors, reporters, and other staff sent home.

    Some have been able to bounce back landing jobs in other media houses with Sports News anchor Tony Kwalanda premiering a show on Switch TV and Nancy Onyancha taking on the role of Managing Editor for the Kiswahili division at the same station.

    Her husband Joab Mwaura launched his own media company - Sauti Tajika Productions.