Former Switch TV Swahili news anchor David Kagina has joined K24- two months after the Red-Cross-owned station closed shop.
Taking to social media to announce the news, Kagina expressed gratitude for his new role at the Mediamax owned brand.
"Some personal news here. With the new month comes new beginnings! I am glad to start my new role as a journalist at K24 TV. The forest may be different but the hunt is still the same," he stated.
Initially, Kagina anchored Switch TV Adhuhuri on a weekly basis. Further, he did news reporting; focusing on technology, education, crime, politics, business, and agriculture.
According to his LinkedIn page, he was also a lead editorial producer- organising the daily news content and coordinating panel beating of ideas for better and relevant content.
Kagina worked as an assistant editor whereby he planned and executed the daily news bulletin. He joined Switch TV in August 2019 for his internship and after a period of one year, he got absorbed into the space as a multimedia journalist.
He exited the station after a two-year tenure before joining Afarmers Media as a presenter for a three-month period. In March 2022, he began his new role as a full-time journalist at K24.
Switch TV, in December 2021, had announced that it had ceased on-air broadcast as it transitioned to digital broadcast.
The station's group Chairman, Sahil Shah affirmed that the decision was made in line with the market demands in order to capitalise on the current niche for digital-based news.
"In character with our core philosophy of being responsive to the needs of the youth and with the ambition to become the go-to media platform for the emerging generation, Switch Media has made a conscious decision to build a new strategy around being digital-first,"
"In view of this, Switch Media will be launching new and exciting services and products in this expanding digital space. We hope to grow this brand together with the technology that comes with it. We assure our stakeholders of our continued presence and support, "Shah stated.
The announcement led to a number of anchors at the station jumping ship to other brands. In early January, former Switch TV news anchor Fredrick Muitiriri announced that he had joined TV 47.