Former MCA Explains How Citizen TV Denied Him a Job For Having Dreadlocks

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Citizen TV highlighted a story of Mathenge Mukundi a Rastafarian who was admitted to the bar as an advocate of high court of Kenya. And, even before the dust settle, a former MCA Karungo wa Thangwa, has accused Citizen TV for demanding him to shave his dreadlocks after a successful audition for the position of a News Anchor.

Karungo Wa Thangwa explains that he was not ready to let his dreadlocks go, and the opportunity to join Royal Media Services was lost. However, he said that he is happy now to see the station celebrating with them for Advocate Mukundi's achievement.

The Former Ngewa MCA was also the Kiambu County Government CEC for Sports, during Former Governor Waititu Baba Yao tenure. In a past interview Karungo explains that he was working as a radio presenter and decided to upgrade the status. After Citizen TV demands, he decided to keep the hair after which he went to China and got a Job at China Radio International.

"Although I had a job on radio, I wanted to look for greener pastures. That is why, I went for a TV interview. After the conditions they gave me, I asked myself if I cut the hair, will I look photogenic? I had to forego the job and keep my hair,” Karungo told Nairobi News blog.

Karungo wa Thangwa is the current Secretary General of The Service Party that was launched by former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, after fallout with President Uhuru Kenyatta for what was suspected as his close relationship with Deputy President William Ruto.

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