Today, The renowned media house announced that the unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus in Kenya had serious repercussions on its business.
The management communicated to the workers through the internal memo signed by the Group Managing Director Wachira Waruru, he stated that all employees would be issued with their individual letters through their respective supervisors.
“The directors will communicate the names of the members of staff who will be working on a shift system.
“In order to reduce exposure, all other staff will proceed to take their accrued leave and if exhausted, leave in advance until further notice,” read the letter in part.
The MD further stated that the reduction would be temporary and would be reversed once things turned back to normal.
“Though the above measures are hard and drastic, we urge all to take this move positively. Our commitment is to ensure that staff are able to meet their needs during these difficult times,” an excerpt from the statement read.
In conclusion, the media house asked its employees to adhere to the directives set by the government to ensure that the Coronavirus pandemic was contained.
“Kindly keep all your lines of communication open should there be a need to recall you. Our different support teams will be available to anyone who needs help whether at work or from home,” the media house assured.
The spread of Coronavirus in the country has had dire effects on businesses, as some have been forced to shut down and send employees home.
With bans on international travel, several sectors in the country’s economy have been affected including; retail sectors, hospitality and tourism industry, public transport, banking and mobile money services as well as the stocks exchange.