The news was out, Citizen Television, and by extension, Royal Media Services, had “fired” tens of its employees.
The list of staff who had been let go had leaked online, among them, Kirigo Ng’arua, one of the TV station’s top news anchors. She was second on the list.
Kirigo and I schedule to have lunch at Kilimani’s Under The Radar restaurant. She shows up only a few minutes late and is quick to acknowledge this: “I’m so sorry. I’m usually on time. I make it a point to always be on time, but this day has been a strange one. It’s been a tricky one.”
Five minutes later, and we are done with the small talk, we’ve gone all in.