NTV investigative reporter Dennis Okari on Monday announced his exit from the Nation Media Group (NMG) being the latest casualty of the ongoing bloodletting at Nation Center.
Okari, who doubles up as an NTV news anchor, shared the bad news broke on his social media pages a week after NMG announced its plans to lay off a huge number of its staff.
The award-winning journalist announced that his tenure at the Twin Towers had ended abruptly and that he was now moving on to greater things but did not disclose what it was.
“My assignment at NTV has come to an end. I'm grateful to God for the opportunity to serve. I gave it my all but I couldn't have done it without the help of an incredible team,” said Okari.
The journalist added: “I hope they continue to shine. It’s time to move on to something bigger and greater than myself.”
Okari is the second high-ranking journalist at NTV to be kicked into unemployment by the Aga-Khan-owned media house after prime time news anchor Mark Masai was declared redundant on December 1.
Masai, who joined NTV at the age of 22 and worked for NMG for 14 years, was retrenched for what the media house termed a reorganization bid due to the tough economic times.
This also comes a week after NMG also let go of Nation digital boss Churchill Otieno, Taifa Leo Managing Editor Peter Ngare, Saturday Nation Editor Guchu Ndungu, Society & Lifestyle Editor Wayua Muli and reporters Vincent Achuka and Sylas Apollo.