Larry Madowo becomes the latest casualty of Raila Odinga’s mock swearing in

Larry Madowo

Looks like Raila Odinga is the only person who will not suffer the consequences of his mock swearing in. Others like Miguna Miguna, Linus Kaikai, and now Larry Madowo are not as lucky.

“I leave as I came: humbled & grateful. The job was one of the great honours of my life. Thanks to everyone who watched, and to Nation for the privilege of the opportunity. I’m proud of my amazing colleagues & everything we accomplished. Farewell, my friends. Stay woke” are the words of Larry Madowo in a tweet published a few minutes ago via Twitter.

The tweet confirms speculations Kenyans have been having following another earlier tweet that Larry Madowo has left NTV. This might not come as a shocker to many, as since NTV fired Larry’s immediate employer and former Managing Editor Linus Kaiki, many had seen that all is not well within the TV Station.

Larry Madowo leaving NTV comes barely three months after he had severed his association with NTV’s sister unit Sunday Nation where he used to publish a weekly column, the Front Row. Larry severed the link with Sunday Nation after the paper refused to publish an article he had written narrating some behind the scene experiences he and NTV crew had during the live coverage of Raila Odinga’s mock swearing in.

The article by Larry Madowo that Sunday Nation declined to publish was later published by CNN, and it explained why it’s a perilous time to be a journalist in Kenya. In the article Larry Madowo wrote of how Fred Matiang’i did not mention of a “hastily convened meeting at State House where senior editors are said to have been dressed down about irresponsible coverage of the opposition or the fact that no official readout had been released”.

Larry Madowo becomes the latest casualty of Raila Odinga’s mock swearing in which has claimed the job of Linus Kaikai and the treatment of Miguna Miguna as a total stranger in Kenya. Other casualties of the mock swearing in are KNHCR deputy chairperson George Kegoro, Muthoni Wanyeki, Gabriel Dolan, Rasna Warah, Maina Kiai, Gabrielle Lynch, Nic Cheeseman, and Kwamchetsi Makokha who on Tuesday tendered their resignation citing lack of editorial independence at the media firm, the Star reported.

Following the mock swearing in, the executive has embarked on treating court orders as pieces of crap that must not be obeyed.


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