A one-time renowned social media personality has exposed newly appointed CNN Nairobi correspondent Larry Madowo as a jealous chap who once tried to get him sacked from his workplace.
Through a series of Twitter posts, radio producer Joe Muchiri revealed how a few years back Madowo wrote an e-mail to his former employers at Capital FM, advising them to fire him over claims that a person like him did not deserve to work at the station.
According to Joe Muchiri, the former NTV reporter was trying to get back at him because he had made fun of him on social media.
Luckily for him, his manager at Capital FM was not too quick to show him the door and offered him the benefit of the doubt before making the decision to let him stay.
Joe Muchiri was speaking in response to questions he has been receiving on why he did not take part as Kenyans recently congratulated Madowo for his new job.
“You guys know the “nice reporter” Joe knows the asshole that he is. Mans sent an email to my former employee asking them to fire me. “ read part of his tweet.
“I can never respect anyone who tries to take bread from someone for petty reasons,” he added.
Quite popular across social media, Joe Muchiri is a brand well known by the KOT ( Kenyans On Twitter ) community due to the influence he has had on the medium over the years.
Born and raised in Jericho, Eastland, Joe Muchiri pursued a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communicationsseveral which has seen him work in production for local stations like KTN where he once worked before he joined Capital FM.
Larry on the other hand began his career on TV with a traineeship position at KTN at just 20 years old and grew on to become a local media powerhouse.
This was in a case in which blogger Cyprian Nyakundi sued him for defamation.
In the case, blogger Cyprian Nyakundi took issue with him writing an article in his blog that he claimed disparaged his character.
The article: “Of broke ‘bigwigs,’ social media ‘influencers’ and sh50m tweets” in which he defamed bloggers Cyprian Nyakundi and Xtian Dela.