KTN News anchor Sophia Wanuna has been appointed to replace Peter Opondo as the new Broadcast Editor in acting capacity at the station owned by Standard Group Limited (SGL).
Opondo was sacked last Friday over what the Mombasa Road based company termed “unsatisfactory performance", with the veteran journalist confirming this on Monday.
An internal Memo sent out by the SGL Editor in Chief Ochieng Rapuro indicated that Wanuna’s appointment would be with effect from July 15, 2021.
“Last Friday, Our Editor Broadcasting Peter Opondo left the company to pursue other interests. I have therefore appointed Ms Sophia Wanuna to take charge as this segment of our operations until further notice,” read the memo from Rapuro.
It went on, “Editorial staff are hereby notified to collaborate with Ms Wanuna for purposes of keeping pour broadcast operations and our promise to deliver quality, in-depth and timely content to consumer on course. Ms Wanuna takes charge beginning July 15, 2021.”
Opondo, who worked at Royal Media Services’ Citizen tv and K24 as a media consultant on Monday confirmed in a post on LinkedIn that he had been fired by Standard Media Group.
He had worked for the media house linked with the Moi family for only 6 months.