After three weeks of the media station’s impasse a lot of people didn’t seem to realize what a huge impact this had on the staff working at the three media stations. Going off air meant that the stations were no longer generating revenue thus many jobs were at stack. People who produced shows for the networks to air would be the first to feel the pinch. People like Jeff Koinange and Churchill would have to let go of their crews. Those that worked at the bottom of the organization’s hierarchy would then follow.
According to Caroline Mutoko, as revenues hemorrhage the stations would have to retrench some of their employees. They would then blame the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Dr. Fred Matiang’i and the jubilee government for incompetence. She feels that the stations should have been better prepared since they were aware of the migration since 2006 when they had held numerous meetings on the same. The stations have to take responsibility and blame themselves for the livelihoods and job opportunities they will have screwed up in the long run.
Here is a video of her expressing her sentiments: