Former Radio Citizen Presenter Pleads for Casual Jobs

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    Former Radio Citizen presenter June Dezina Vel in a studio
  • A former Radio Citizen producer and presenter June Dezinavel pleaded with her followers and well-wishers to offer her job opportunities, saying she was willing to accept even menial jobs. 

    On Thursday, November 19, the journalist popularly known as Tausi detailed that life had taken a toll on her and she was also struggling with her media job.

    She currently is a radio presenter at Qwetu Radio, a station she joined after working as a senior producer and presenter at Nation Media Group (NMG)'s QFM radio and QTV.

    "Guys. Let me break the silence. Anyone who has any job to offer, kindly help me out. I don't mind whether it’s at a receptionist's desk or customer care. 

    Former Radio Citizen presenter June Dezina Vel

    "Those who are acquainted with me know that I can do my work diligently," she posted. 

    June added that she was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and a business she had launched also failed. 

    "The media industry is currently a no go zone. Kindly inbox me. Your support will be highly appreciated," she added before pulling down the post. 

    In 2018, the TV presenter sued NMG for breach of an oral contract. She claimed that she was offered employment via a verbal promise and that she and her employers agreed to have a written contract upon approval of the budget. 

    The terms of the oral contract were that she would start her engagement on the month of July 2015 at a proposed salary of Kshs 100,000 per month which according to her, NMG orally consented to. The matter dragged in court. 

    Many journalists were rendered jobless during the Covid-19 pandemic, with media houses such as Mediamax and Standard Group going on a firing spree. Royal Media Services opted for pay cuts to cushion its employees. 

    A number of fired journalists launched digital shows on social media to make ends meet. Seeking jobs on social media has become the norm. In October 2020, former NTV journalist Lolani Kalu pleaded with his followers to help him bounce back after he was scammed off his life savings. 

    Kenyans raised funds for him and he even got a media role with TV47

    Former NTV reporter Lolani Kalu at his former place of work
    Former NTV reporter Lolani Kalu at his former place of work