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From Lens to Fruit Stands: The Resilient Journey of Charles Muriithi.

In a turn of events that underscores the resilience of the human spirit, seasoned journalist and cameraman Charles Muriithi has been seen selling pineapples and watermelons on the streets of Kirinyaga after a dramatic fall from grace.

Muriithi, formerly the Mt. Kenya regional cameraman for Nation Media Group (NMG), was dismissed on January 9, 2024, following a confrontation with his boss over a romantic relationship. The trouble began when Muriithi, who had paid dowry for his wife in April 2023, discovered that his boss was also romantically pursuing her. This led to a heated argument and a physical altercation at an entertainment spot in Nyeri Town.

The incident resulted in Muriithi being fired, with his boss taking decisive action against him. Shortly after, his wife, who is also an employee of NMG, filed for divorce and eloped with his boss, leaving Muriithi to grapple with the double loss of his career and marriage.

In stark contrast to his former life as a journalist, Muriithi has now turned to hawking pineapples and watermelons in Kirinyaga to make ends meet. His story is one of resilience and adaptability, showcasing his determination to rebuild his life despite the challenges he has faced.


Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


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