Kennedy Murithi, Senior Political Affairs journalist at NTV, has announced his departure after a decade of service.
In a statement released on December 31, Murithi expressed his gratitude towards his colleagues at the media house and reflected on his growth as a journalist during his time at Nation.
“It has been a wonderful 10 years: at Nation, I have grown into the fine journalist I am today. I leave the Twin Towers regrettably. To my colleagues, thank you for being such a great support team,” he wrote.
Murithi’s departure from Nation comes as he begins a new chapter in his career as a political advisor for the Tharaka Nithi county government, appointed by Governor Muthomi Njuki.
The journalist expressed his surprise at the appointment in a statement released on November 14, saying, “I have just seen the press release just like you have. That’s my name. I have received the message of my appointment. I thank the Governor for this.”
During his time at Nation, Murithi worked as a reporter for QTV before moving to NTV in June 2016.
Some of his most notable interviews include his exclusive with Kalonzo Musyoka, titled “I would be stupid to support Raila again,” and his last news piece, an interview with Senator Enoch Wambua on the fate of Musyoka’s presidential bid.
Murithi also worked on an expose looking into how Raila Odinga lost the August 9 presidential polls.
Murithi joins Salim Swaleh, Karen Knaust, and Nicky Gitonga among other journalists who have transitioned to roles in county governments following the 2022 elections.