By Mariam Mutooro
Yesterday Monday 13, different media outlets in town announced the news that celebrated NBS TV scribe Kazibwe Bashiri Mbaziira had quit the Kamwokya outfits for a new challenge in the field of politics.
Later in the day, the station confirmed the development and wished the legendary TV host a successful journey in his next endeavors.
“Next Media Services and Kazibwe Bashiri have agreed to part ways as the latter attempts a career in active politics. We would like to thank Kazibwe for his dedicated service over the years he has been with us and wish him best in this new challenge, ” reads part of the statement posted on the official website and social media pages of the company on Monday.
Moments later on the same day, it further emerged that the Uganda Journalists Association [UJA]leader had scooped a multi million deal with SK Mbuga’s STV, a development that will naturally not go well with his former employers at Kamwokya.
As if that wasn’t enough, it was further revealed that at his new work station, Kazibwe will be working with Tamale Mirundi, the contravasial political analyst he once used to host at the popular “One on One with Tamale Mirundi” program at NBS.
It ought to be recalled that the motor mouthed commentator left the station where he had enjoyed unmatched viewership just over a month ago while cursing and vowed never to return to the station dead or alive, arguing that the mafias he had been fighting all along were behind his sacking.
He faulted the station proprietor Kin Kalisa for working under the very mafias he(Tamale Mirundi) was prepared to fight with all his life.
Days after leaving, he announced his future plans which included setting up a TV station where he would air his views uninterrupted but instead opted to broadcast on YouTube in the meantime.
It has however emerged that when Mbuga approached him for an appearance on his STV, Mirundi gave him a condition that he would only work with him if he could convince the Kawempe North MP hopeful to decamp NBS. For Mirundi, this was a heaven sent opportunity to revenge against NBS for the frustration he went through when station owner Mr Kalisa asked him to make a public apology for his tormentors.
Desperate for Mirundi’s services, Mbuga met the scribe prepared to do anything to lure him at any cost and within just one week, Mbaziira had already written to his employers informing them he would be quiting soon and the rest is now history.