Before the curtains fell for Mwanaisha Chdizuga and Ahmed Bhalo at Mediamax, the two were co-anchors at K24 TV for four good years.
The two had some sought of chemistry in their news presentation and also how they sometimes shared jokes during the bulletin.
Since the duo were axed from the tv station, it took nearly two days for Bhalo to break his silence over the exit.
On Friday, the anchor took to his social media accounts to bid farewell to his audience and even went ahead to promise his fans that they will meet somewhere else if God deems so.
“Hakuna kilichokua na mwanzo kikakosa mwisho. Tarehe 30/10/2019 ilikua siku yangu ya mwisho ya safari yangu kama mwanahabari wa @k24tv kufuatia mabadiliko yanayopania ‘kuboresha’ kampuni hiyo( There is nothing with a beginning that lacks an end. Today 30/10/2019 was my final day of journalism career at K24 TV following a restructuring that aims at ‘improving’ the company).
Shukran kwenu nyote muliofanikisha safari yangu ya miaka 4 katika kituo hicho.
Allah akipenda tutaonana kwingine.Daima alipangalo Mungu hakuna wa kulipangua (Thanks all for making my career at K24 a success. God willing we will meet somewhere else. Forever what God plans no one can overturn),” posted Bhalo on his Instagram account.
In response, his co-anchor Mwanaisha heaped praise on the anchor and rekindled the good times they shared together.
She expressed optimism that his star will shine brighter given that he has the talent and experience.
Imekuwa 4 yrs ya furaha na uhusiano mzuri wa kazi kutoka kwako .Namshukuru Maulana kutukutanisha hewani na maneno mwengine ingawa mdogo wangu kwa umri umeonyesha umakini na ustadi mkubwa katika utangazaji wako…(It has been four years of happiness and good relationship from your end. I thank God for bringing us together on-air and despite being younger you have been steadfast and keen at your journalism career).
Langu moja tu talanta hadhi na uzoefu unao.Nyota yako Mola ashaijalia itazidi kungara na siku zote riziki agawa Mola…Wacha akuteremshia baraka zake ulimwengu ushangae( Mine is to tell you one thing, you have the talent and experience. Your star is already blessed by God and it will shine forever since it is good who giveth… Let Him bless you until you get shocked),” replied Mwanaisha.
On 30th September, Mediamax issued a redundancy notice indicating that it was poised to lay off some workers in its bid to restructure itself in accordance with the prevailing economic conditions.
Several key TV and radio personalities were shown the door.
According to reports, the following personalities were sacked from the station:
Fred Njiri – Managing Editor K24
Tony Timase – Head of Business k24
Torome Tirike – Head of sports
Franklin Wambugu – Managing Editor, Swahili
Frankilin Macharia – Senior Reporter
Anders Ihaji – political reporter
Ali Mtenzi- Deputy Managing Editor
Mwanaisha Chidzuga – Swahili anchor
Juma Bhalo – Swahili Anchor
Boniface Mutakha – Managing Editor, English
1. Erick Rono of News
2. Sir-Eliud Eliud (Kiprotich Eliud) of News
3. Abraham Kiplimo of Business News
4. Kiplagat Kwambai (Ng’ombe Hamsini )
5. Benwaa Cheruiyot of Sports 6.
6. Edwin Arap Tanui
7. Julius Kibet
Moses Kanyira – reporter and continuity announcer