Communication giant Airtel is set to overhaul its communication office, getting rid of the arrogant Michael Okwiri, the Vice President in charge of corporate communication Africa division and Dick Omondi, the corporate communication manager in charge of the Kenya operations for failing to perform.
“If they are not to leave on their volition, they will be kicked out because I know the Human Resources department has started a clandestine process in search of replacements,” a source said. A second one confirmed.
Sources said the Airtel Africa President Jayant Khosla was annoyed to the bone marrow when the two failed to secure him an invite to attend Uhuru Kenyatta inauguration. The two had assured him they had contacts with to top dogs in the Kenyatta cadre, only to lose those contacts on the critical hour of need.
Instead, a lowly-placed officer Hezron Gikanga used his connection with Kenyatta’s campaign crack team called Team Uhuru, to secure the ticket at 8.00 PM on the eve of the inauguration.
The two officers reportedly misled the company to contribute campaign funds to the doomed Raila Odinga campaign, hoping he would win. They ensured that Airtel does not contribute a single cent to Kenyatta campaign before the March 4 general elections.
“Well, first their sir names explain it all. Second, if they are brilliant, they would have thrown a few apples to the Kenyatta campaign. Now this is the danger of putting all eggs in one basket,” sources explained.
Sources said Khosla was annoyed with the two officers, who are hugely disliked in the corporate world for their condescending attitude towards their peers.
We agree that the overpaid boys should be sacked because their business entails linking the president with the outside world. And securing an invitation for Airtel Africa president – a big swinging dick in his own right – is part of their work.
It’s on this note that Jackal News calls upon Khosla to reward Gikanga with a promotion because, was it not for him, he and his wife could have missed the biggest inauguration in the modern Africa