Celebrated media personality Jeff Koinange has narrated how he was shown the door when he worked for global news network CNN.
Through a series on Hot 96 FM titled ‘A Story a Day’, Jeff confessed that at the height of his career at CNN, his boss let him go through a phone call while he was driving on a highway.
“My boss called me and asked me to pull off the highway (I was driving at the time) and he said ‘Listen man, there is too much crap- too many rumors and I don’t think we can sustain you any longer, we will need to let you go’,” he explained.
Jeff, who doubles up as TV and radio presenter for Royal Media Services, noted that the sack was a big blow to his career as he had a baby coming in two months at the time.
“But he said-don’t worry, we will pay you for the rest of your contract so you will be sorted but we just want to sever this relationship,” Jeff narrated.
He further claimed that his employer did not bother to investigate the allegations that led to his firing.
Koinange revealed that the rape allegations against him were made by a female acquaintance, with whom he had only communicated via email.
“There were rumors that there was a woman in Europe who was in touch with me who wanted me to connect her with Oprah Winfrey to promote a book she had been working on. I told her Oprah is not that type of friend I just introduce anyone to, but she kept pushing and pushing,” he stated.
“She became a stalker threatening me through the mail. One day she wrote a story on her blog that I had attempted to rape her. The rumors got to my boss who ended up firing me,” he added.
Jeff’s co-presenter Jalang’o also shared his story about a woman who had been extorting money from him for child support.