A prominent Emuria FM Radio Teso Programs producer, Annet Ikiteng alias Apesekigara Idionyi has tendered her resignation inorder to support Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s bid to capture the Teso South Parliamentary seat.
In a letter dated February10th, 2022 addressed to the director, Mr Johnrich Kasiba, the journalist said the notice of her resignation as an employee of the company was as per the last discussion during their meeting held on 3rd February, 2022.
“I received an offer to serve as a news presenter, Ateso presenter, production manager, field reporter and Editor since August,2014 to February 2022. After careful consideration, I offered to resign in pursuit of other engagements,” Annet said.
She went on, “It has been pleasure working with you and the whole team over the last nine years. One of my highlights was collaborating with the team for the betterment of the company which gave me a chance to exhibit my expertise and getting an opportunity to interact with many people from all spheres of life.”
She is a third year student at Kibabii University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism ( Public Relations Option).
Annet, from Kocheck village in Amukura Central Ward, is also a Diploma holder in Journalism and Mass Communication, Eldoret Aviation College.
In early February, Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) Director General Ezra Chiloba urged media staff directly linked to political parties or aspirants to resign to avoid bias during the electoral period.
In a statement, Chiloba said all journalists seeking elective posts should resign by April 9, 2022.
“If a person working on programs for a station becomes a candidate or is employed or retained in any capacity by a political aspirant or a political party, he/she shall go on leave for the duration of the election period or his employment may be terminated by the station,” the CAK statement read in part.
He further asked media houses to follow the guidelines given by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when handling journalists aspiring for elective positions.