According to journalists who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke, the Standard Group combined newsroom was almost empty when the media house should have been packed. The journalist, who also shared a photo of an empty newsroom, revealed that the media giant had not met its December 2022 commitment to pay staff.
(KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua photo source:courtesy) Kenya Film classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua has send a message of hope to all Journalists that have been fired. The KFCB boss narrated his story of how he was dismissed from Nation Media Group after working for them for 9 years. Mutua noted that he was now glad they fired him, even though he walked out with nothing but faith. “In February 2002 a letter was dropped at my desk at the 3rd fl, Nation Centre. It was a summary dismissal. My 9 years at the NMG
Worrying news has today emerged as the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) has vowed to appeal the decision by a Nairobi court to jail a news editor for allegedly misreporting and publishing a story over the NYS graft scandal. Magistrate Eunice Nyutu sentenced the Tuko editor to six months in jail or pay a fine of Ksh 50,000, insisting that the story had damaged the reputation of the witness and that publishing a defamatory story is punishable by law.
Dr. Ezekiel Mtua is the CEO of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK). Ezekiel has worked with several boards. Mutua is a consummate media professional with an immense passion for leadership, communication, and opinion driving in both private and public sectors. He has risen through the ranks from trainee Reporter to sub-editor at Nation Media Group, Secretary general of Kenya Union of Journalists, Director of Information and public communications, and many other boards.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing major media houses in the country to send their employees to unpaid leave. Members of the fourth estate are being asked to take unpaid leave, and only to be recalled if the media houses shall need them again, probably after the pandemic is contained and the economy is back to where it was. This has been revealed this Monday, 15 June, during a meeting that was organized by the Media Council of Kenya. During the virtual meeting, Nation Media Group journalist, Erick Oduor, who
Media working Sector Group are now calling for the upgrading of the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) into a commission that will oversee all the media functions across the country. While making their presentations yesterday at the Building Bridges Steering Committee the group said once the council has been put in place the command sector will be centered hence there will be no confusion. "As a sector we believe there are alot agencies handling the same work.Why can't there be a single entity that will overse
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka could be having a smile on his face today. This is after the woman who had filed a case of child maintainance against him decided not to pursue the case. Through her lawyer Danstan Omari the woman withdrew the case after several meetings between the parties involved in that particular case.
Photo/Courtesy Dr Ezekiel has been at the helm of KFCB operations for two years terms since 2015. It is however not clear whether the expiry of his term as KFCB CEO has led to unceremonious exit. Ezekiel Mutua is a consummate career media practitioner, with immense passion for communication and opinion driving in both private and public sector.