Sat. Feb 16th, 2019

Reason why Joey Muthengi is leaving Citizen TV

Joey Muthengi

Citizen TV’s breakfast show host and late Friday night show host Joey Muthengi has quit the leading television station.

The host of ‘Day Break’ and ‘10 over 10′ handed in her resignation on Wednesday after she was summoned for disciplinary action.

While bidding her fans goodbye on Social Media, Ms Muthengi said that it was “a celebration not a funeral” that she was leaving the TV station.

According to sources privy to the details, the former rapper ambushed the team, which comprised of four directors, with a one-week notice.

Fans on Muthengi’s Facebook page link her exit from the station to the battle between Shabiki and BetIn.

Shabiki and BetIn are leading betting service providers in Kenya with the former being owned by Royal Media Services that also owns Citizen TV.

Joey Muthengi teamed up with celebrated Kenyan football star McDonald Mariga to advertise BetIn.

Sources intimate that trouble for Muthengi started when she did an advertisement with Betin yet RMS has its own, Shabiki.

Her employers at RMS believed that Ms Muthengi was going against company policy to advertise a rival brand.

The presenter was recently welcomed as Betin brand ambassador after signing a deal that reportedly earned her a six-figure amount.

Earlier in the year, she spent time in Italy shooting adverts with Kenyan footballer McDonald Mariga.

The ads have been running on local and continental TV stations. Muthengi is reportedly leaving soon to Italy for another shoot.

Mariga signed a reported Sh8 million year-long deal with Betin in 2017 to feature in the firm’s adverts.

Before her departure from RMS, Joey Muthengi was hosting the weekday breakfast show “Day Break” together with Sam Gituku and Willis Raburu who she also partners with on the Friday late night show “10 Over 10″

Joey Muthengi follows Anne Kiguta and Fred Indimuli who recently quit the Dennis Prit Road-based RMS.

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