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Exclusive: Why I silently left Inooro TV – Muthoni Mukiri

Former Inooro TV news anchor Muthoni Mukiri has disclosed the circumstances surrounding her silent departure from the station.

Muthoni shared her disappointment at not being given the opportunity to bid farewell to her loyal viewers.

Typically, departing news anchors are granted a moment to say goodbye on air, but Mukiri’s exit defied this tradition, leaving her with a sense of heartbreak and unfulfilled closure.

Speaking exclusively to Nairobi News, Mukiri explained that her final bulletin was a significant moment for her, yet she was not allowed to address her viewers.

“Nobody knew what I was up to or where I was headed. I had a very huge following at Inooro and not bidding them goodbye broke my heart. I have never spoken about it,” she revealed.

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Mukiri, a mother of one, acknowledged the platform and brand-building opportunity that Inooro TV provided her but expressed her regret of not being granted a farewell.

Recalling the day of her last broadcast, she disclosed:

“I feel bad I was not allowed to say goodbye to my audience. I was not fired, and I left for myself. I was done with the space. I left because I wanted to.”

The anchor admitted feeling emotional and distressed about the unexpected turn of events, sharing that the decision for her not to go on air was made just an hour before her scheduled appearance.

“I was already dressed and doing my makeup,” she added.

Mukiri’s advice to others in the industry is to avoid getting too attached to their jobs, citing her own experience as a cautionary tale.

“Don’t get attached to where you are; just love your job. I think I was attached, and that is what broke my heart. I have already moved on and I am happy.”

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The former news anchor recently launched her first book, titled “Becoming The Woman,” drawing inspiration from her childhood traumas.

On her YouTube channel, she opened up about the anxiety and migraines she faced before deciding to leave her full-time position, expressing that the departure was a necessary step for her personal growth.

Muthoni Mukiri quit Inooro TV after five years in December 2020.