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Lofty Matambo exits KTN News

Media personality personality Lofty Matambo has left Standard Media Grouop-owned KTN News after a 7 years of service.

The Swahili news anchor announced his exit in an emotional speech after completing news on Sunday, April 18.

He noted that he joined KTN as an amateur, but he had grown in leaps and bounds over the years.

Lofty also thanked the Standard Group for the opportunity they gave him and his colleagues for being by his side.

“My supporters you’re worthy as gold, let us continue to value each other even outside of the newsroom and we will meet again pretty soon,” he added.

This came days after KTN poached senior BBC broadcast journalist, Anthony Makokha.

Makokha will be going to KTN as the new Audio Visual Managing Editor.

He will be leading a team supporting digital, radio, TV, print and outdoor campaigns at the Standard group.

“We are very appreciative for all the hard work that Anthony has done for us over the past two years, and he will be missed.

“We are also very grateful to Anthony for leading the Nairobi team during this pandemic – as the team has been working remotely with various day to day challenges,” reads an internal memo by BBC.

The journalists boasts of a successful career having previously worked at Nation Media Group for a period of four years (2014 to 2018) and at the Standard Media Group (which owns KTN News) for two years (2011-2014).

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