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MediaMax Fires Employees: MediaMax Limited is on the verge of collapse if the latest signs are anything to go by. Barely a week after sending tens of its employees home, emerging reports say that the media house associated with President Uhuru Kenyatta is unable to pay outstanding employee dues.

According to one report, fired employees who were summoned at the Emory Hotel in Kileleshwa, Nairobi by the media house’s human resource managers were offered what is being considered an outrageous contract termination package. Apparently, MediaMax is too broke to pay their terminal dues in time.

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“The employees who were called for a meeting with the management were told that their salary arrears for three months and terminal benefits would be lumped together and  staggered over a period of up to three years,” said a report that appeared in a local media news online journal. “Those who were briefed by Mediamax human resources about the redundancy at Emory Hotel gave varying periods, with newer employees having been given up to 24 months, and up to 40 months (about three years) for long-serving workers.”

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The media house has gained notoriety as the most brutal and inhuman media house in the industry due to the manner that it handles its workforce. In the latest round of sackings, the media house sent over 100 employees packing via mobile phone text messages that were sent out on Sunday night. Among the biggest casualties included comedian and popular morning show co-host Jalang’o and Betty Kyalo. The two journalists  (with Betty Kyalo having left the station weeks earlier) were some of the highest paid workers at the media house.

Unlike other media houses in the country who have effected pay cuts of between 20 per cent and 40 per cent, MediaMax effected the most punitive cuts of a mandatory fifty per cent across its outlets. MediaMax Fires Employees.

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