Popular radio presenter Felix Odiwuor, commonly known as Jalang’o, has quit Milele FM.
The comedian made the announcement of his resignation on Monday night on social media, explaining that his decision has been informed by contractual dispute with his employer, Mediamax Network Limited.
“I was not at work today (Monday) because we had not agreed on alot of things and terms and even as we speak my HR had me on hold still discussing terms of employment. Unfortunately we didnt agree. So just like today I wont be at work tomorrow or any other day.
Jalang’o who co-hosted Milele Breakfast show with Alex Mwakideu thanked his fans and the Mediamax management for the opportunity.
“I want to thank everyone who supported me and every fan who was with that to the point we became the most popular and number one radio station in the country. I want to thank the Mediamax management for the opportunity they gave me and I will forever be grateful,” he said.
In his goodbye message, the comedian also wished Mwakideu well as he steers their morning show and professed his love for all the other employees.
“To my brother @alex_mwakideu you know to the last blood I love you! Keep shinning and being the best. To all my colleagues at Mediamax both at Milele, K24, Kameme, Emoo, Maiyan, and Meru Fm, I will forever love you. To my fans and every listener Thank you for tuning in! Like we say #ItambeMilele. For now, let us meet on YouTube,” added the comedian.
Jalangos departure comes at a time Mediamax Network Limited is effecting mass redundancy layoffs across multiple platforms within the media house.
The latest round of retrenchments is the second that the company is effecting in less than a year.
One month ago it was reported that Jalango led his colleagues in instituting legal proceeds against the company over a proposed 50% pay cut.
He becomes the second celebrity presenter, after TV news anchor Betty Kyalo, to quit the troubled media house.
Jalango has previously worked for Kiss 100, Radio Maisha and Hot 96.
A respected comedian and emcee, Jalango did not announce his next move, only asking his followers to link up with him on YouTube.