Top Kenyan investigative journalist quits media
Renowned Kenyan investigative journalist, Dennis Onsarigo, has formally announced his exit from the mainstream media, a move which has robbed the industry of one of its top talents.
The soft spoken Onsarigo made the announcement to his 500,000 plus followers on Twitter on Sunday.
However, Onsarigo said his popular ‘Case Files’ news features series will continue being produced and aired.
Exiting the stage after 11 years of active journalism.Catch my story tomorrow morning at 7:30 @KTNKenya
The 1.2M lovers of #Casefiles, we are not done yet, we won’t end the show just yet!.
All the best good people!!.. you can be anything under the sun, you are the sun! pic.twitter.com/4ddLhbhAHt
— Dennis Onsarigo (@Donsarigo) July 29, 2018
The journalist, who boasts of more than a decade of experience in the industry, is rumoured to be headed to the public service, having landed a job at the Taita Taveta County government.
Alongside now Nyali lawmaker Mohammed Ali and another colleague John Allan Namu, Onsarigo made a name by putting together several thought provoking investigative pieces, such as the events surrounding the death of prominent Nairobi businessman Jacob Juma.
Some time last year, Onsarigo took a sabbatical and was said to have been consulting for a prominent NGO in the run-up to the General Elections.
Onsarigo’s fans have in the meantime taken to social media to wish him well.
Wishing you the very best in your new call of duty sir. Many journalists are leaving the screens for much better paying jobs I guess. New assignment new challenges and that makes life intresting. God’s blessings upon.
— PAUL OTIENO ONYANGO (@JAKADAWA) July 29, 2018
Thank you for your service. Kenyans really appreciate
— Oscar pentium (@Oscarpentium) July 29, 2018
I can sense investigative journalism dying. If am not wrong you are the last to exit the field.
— Eric O. Oloo (@Ericoloo) July 29, 2018
All the best. Keep #Casefiles alive. I like investigative pieces when all the dust has settled you bring an all dimensional intrigues.
— Caleb Kandagor (@CKandagor) July 29, 2018
You had some poetic Voice!#Casefiles was always brilliant!
All the best in your future endeavours
— Andrew Chico (@wanguche) July 29, 2018