Jeff KOINANGE is leaving K24 …… to be BOSSMedia News 23:45
Word has it that Jeff Koinange is about to leave K24, to a yet to be disclosed station. An anonymous mail dropped in our inbox alleges that Jeff decided it was about time to move on after he was allegedly given a better deal by another station, believed to be one of the many international networks opening shop.
Though nothing has been confirmed as of yet, blogger Dennis Itumbi last night tweeted a confirmation of what we had. The controversial blogger is right most of the time often breaking news before everyone else. This was his tweet.
My sources tell me @KoinangeJeff is leaving K24, to head a new International network the man declines to confirm or deny, ooops K24
Minutes later, he added another one,
My sources insist @KoinangeJeff is leaving K24, to head a new International network the man declines to confirm or deny, ooops K24
Jeff Koinange has been the face of K24 since his coming back to Kenya, following a disgraceful sack by CNN, after his infamous sex scandal. His daily talk show, 'Capital Talk', has attracted the who's who in Africa, including sitting and former heads of states. Some of his famous guests include: Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame, Olusegun Obasanjo, Louis Moreno Ocampo among many others. His show is K24's most watched TV program, mostly because of the station's deficiency in rich programming.
Recently, the Uhuru owned station re-branded and introduced a Sunday show, 'Sunday Wrap', whose clear mandate was to eat into Julie Gichuru's 'Sunday Live'. Again, Jeff Koinange was the face of the new show, and immediately after its launch, many believed that it would eventually beat Sunday Live to become the most watched Sunday night news show. 30% believed Julie will triumph while 27% were not sure.
If indeed Jeff is departing from K24, the station will have to fill one of the biggest gap by a Kenyan media house. The recent departure of several journalist from various stations has not hit any of them hard, but Jeff's departure might turn out to be the biggest blow to a Kenyan media house yet.