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Larry Madowo

NTV reporter, Larry Madowo has terminated his contract with Daily Nation, almost four years since it took effect.

The SideBar host will no longer be writing the FrontRow column, published by the daily since August 2014.

“It was an honour & I’m grateful to the paper for the page since August 2014,” he said on Twitter.

Madowo, who is also a technology editor at NTV on Friday intimated that the daily had refused to publish his piece but Cable News Network (CNN) did on February 9.

“This week, the Daily Nation refused to print my column for the first time in nearly 4 years. The irony aside, the same piece is now published on CNN,” Madowo said on Twitter.

The rejected piece was titled ‘Why it’s a perilous time to be a journalist in Kenya.’ The journalist talked about the government’s media shutdown and the goings-on before, during and after the ‘mock swearing in’ of former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.

He tells of how he, his boss Linus Kaikai and senior reporter Ken Mijungu spent the night in their offices as plain-clothed officers camped outside the Nation Centre.

“They had orders to arrest my colleagues Linus Kaikai who also chairs the Editors Guild, reporter Ken Mijungu and myself without a warrant which would have set a dangerous precedent,” he wrote.

Read: Kenya Editors Guild Condemn Threats By Government To Shut Down Media Houses That Air NASA Swearing In

Sources also have it that Kaikai, the General Manager NTV is likely to be elbowed out after the recent media shutdown and going against a directive from State House.

Taking his place is Pamela Asigi who now reports directly to Editor-in-chief, Tom Mshindi.

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