UPDATE: Radio personality Annitah Raey on Wednesday, November 18, disclosed why she quit Hot 96FM in a video where she blamed a toxic work environment.
She explained that there were times before she handed in her resignation, she got into the shower, crying and asking God whether she needed to keep that job that badly and whether it was worth it at the expense of her sanity.
“I had complained about my workplace issues genuinely for a while before I realized, I was going to lose my mind. I just took leave, went sat down by the beach, and asked myself what am I fighting for?”
"If this makes me not get employed on air again, imagine I will be content with it because I am tired of the lies and the pretense and others trying to pull you down just because they are scared you are doing a better job than you," she narrated.
Watch the video below:
Hot 96FM presenter Annitah Raey on Tuesday, November 17, announced that she was leaving the station.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the media personality confirmed her exit from the Royal Media Service-owned station.
"I resigned last week on Wednesday, November 11," she briefly disclosed.
Raey explained that her decision to leave stemmed from a toxic work environment at the media station.Annitah Raey (centre) with colleagues at Hot 96FM including Jeff Koinange(to her left) and Prof Hamo (to her right).
"So I resigned, which is the best decision I have made in my 30 years. Toxic bosses are something I need to talk about," Raey posted on her social media.
Raey, who is a mental health advocate, maintained that radio would hold a special place in her heart.
"I have never ever ranted about my personal life online. I have never ranted about my work either. I am not about to start today, but I have learned to choose myself above any job because if I died today then someone will replace me tomorrow. I choose my sanity," she noted.
Reay joined Hot 96FM from Radio Jambo where she co-hosted the Hot Drive alongside Patrick Igunza. She later moved to the late-night show ‘The Sizzle On Hot’.
Hours prior to her announcement, Ebru TV anchor Diana Rachel Wairimu quit her job over what she termed as a toxic work environment.
"I am so done dealing with humans who feel like they have you. They are just controlling every move that you make. You cannot even think for yourself. You are treated like a school child. I mean I am almost 32. It is time for me to fly," the anchor stated.
In June 2020, RMS sent home a number of employees including, Hot 96 FM Presenter Nancy Wanjiku Karanja known to many as Shiks Kapienga, Radio Citizen presenters Syombua Osiany, John Maloba, Himenigilder Mugeni and others.
Kapienga hosted Drop Zone on Hot 96 FM each Monday to Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. while Syombua hosted Pambazuka on Radio Citizen from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.A file image of radio presenter Nancy Wanjiku Karanja known to many as Shix Kapienga
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