Inooro TV breakfast Njoroge wa Githinji: I was Fired at K24 While My Wife Was Four Months Pregnant

Inooro TV’s morning show host, Njoroge wa Githinji, found himself unemployed at Mediamax when his wife was four months pregnant. Reflecting on this period in a recent interview with Kikuyu Diaspora TV, Njoroge disclosed that he had worked at K24 for eight months before being terminated in 2013.

“It’s crucial to clarify that I was dismissed. On that fateful day, I had a sense that it was inevitable through my connections. I knew that the next day, I would be among those facing job cuts,” he explained.

Following the job loss, Njoroge experienced a sense of stagnation in his life. “I sat at Fig Tree, Ngara, contemplating what my next move would be. I was pondering the path that lay ahead,” he recalled. “I detested life, questioning the reasons for people’s smiles. I regret questioning God for that.”

During this challenging period, uncertainty loomed over how he would provide for his pregnant wife. However, instead of sympathy, his wife encouraged him to seize the opportunity to return to school.

Having previously completed a Diploma in Public Relations at a Nairobi university, Githinji decided to pursue a degree in journalism at the Kenya Methodist University. To support his family, he also took on work in a quarry.

Coincidentally, on the day of his wife’s delivery, he received a job interview call to work for Mwanaspoti at QTV. “I secured the job and had the opportunity to co-host alongside Joshua Makori. However, the contract concluded that same December,” he mentioned.

Githinji briefly delved into sports reporting at Ebru TV while simultaneously continuing his part-time studies at Kemu. Recognizing his talent in sports reporting, he decided to focus on it.

A friend informed him about a new opening at Inooro TV and encouraged him to apply. Despite applying for a sports editor position, he was offered the role of a TV host for a new show called Inooro TV Breakfast.

“I expressed my aversion to politics, but the station decided to pair me with a well-known radio presenter,” he said.

He acknowledged that a significant challenge he faced was online trolling from detractors. “Some claimed I would overshadow my co-host and asserted that I wasn’t the best fit for the show. I concentrated on being authentic and carved out my own niche.”

Njoroge recently marked six years at the radio station and revealed that he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in digital journalism.