Political reporter Richard Chacha who was NTV’s political editor, was one of the finest news reporters in Kenyan media. Unfortunately, the reporter was let go back in June this year from Nation Media Group in what was the most saddest exit. Many speculated that Richard was let go due to his disability but neither NMG nor Richard responded to the allegations.
Richard was robbed of the ability to walk after a grisly accident occurred in 2012 when a team of Nation Media Group journalists were on their way back to Nairobi from Narok after a fundraiser. Others who were involved in the accident were Ephantus Mwangi, Frida Kirema and Emmanuel Talam.
Well there is always a silver lining in every cloud, since the reporter has been presented with a plum government job by Mombasa county governor, Hassan Joho. The governor announced on social media;
“I have appointed Mr. Richard Chacha as the Director of Communications and Public Relations of Mombasa County.He was a renowned journalist and one of the most popular faces on Prime Time News.Mr. Chacha holds a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism (majored in Public Relations) from university of Nairobi. He was NTV’s Senior Political Affairs Editor and known for his instinctive reporting and high level of proffesionalism,”
In response a much elated Richard Chacha posted;
“I accept my appointment as Director of Communications and Public Relations in Mombasa county. Thank you governor 001 for having faith in me and to my friends I have been overwhelmed by your support prayers and encouragement”