Citizen TV host Joey Muthengi has quit her job. Ms. Muthengi tendered her resignation on Wednesday, during a session where she was expected to face disciplinary action.
The host of ‘ Day Break’ and ‘ 10 over 10′ is reported to have ambushed the team, which comprised of four directors, with a one-week resignation notice.
Apparently, her troubles with the management at Citizen Tv are attributed to her mega betting advertisement deal with Betin. Ms. Muthengi has been runign betting ads for Betin together with footballer Donald Mariga.
This has been contrary to the wishes of the top management at Royal Media Services, which runs its own betting firm known as Shabiki.
“The thinking was that she is a Citizen TV brand and should not be promoting a rival company,” a report that appears in a local news outlet says.
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, our source adds.
Mariga signed a reported Sh. 8 million year-long deal with Betin in 2017 to feature in the firm’s adverts.
In Betin’s latest TV advert, Mariga and Muthengi play the roles of husband and wife. Mariga is continuously distracted by his phone even as Muthengi continuously yearns for his attention.
Visibly disappointed, Muthengi grabs Mariga’s phone to have a look at what is distracting him, only to be met by news that he has won a Sh. 1 million jackpot.
Muthengi is a media personality and actress and her entry into the Kenyan media industry came through being a radio personality on 98.4 Capital FM from 2009-2013 where she hosted and produced the wildly popular youth show ‘ Hits Not Homework’ .
In June 2016 to Present, she is part of the new re-branded ‘ Power Breakfast’ show where she now co-hosts the daily show with Fred Indimuli and Willis Raburu.