Award winning and old-timer journalist from Northern region Adow Kalil Jubat, has announced his departure from active journalism after 15 years of journalism career.
Jubat who was a correspondent for the standard media group for the past years from the region said it is “time do any other work that will come on his way even if it will be herding goats.”
The former standard newspaper journalist said during his time in the journalism career he sacrificed his own progress to serve the people of North-Eastern Region without fear and favour.
“Twice, I was falsely accused of trump-up charges and humiliated. But God has always remained on my side in all these difficult times. In many occasions, I have trek for miles to tell the story of people (not immediately related to me) suffering in far-flung areas in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties.” Part of the stetemnet he posted on his social media platform reads.
“I have covered encouraging stories that made me cry out of joy, positive stories such as the signing of a peace accord between two warring clans in Mandera in 2005.”
Adow says his worst experience during his time as a journalist was the massacre at Garissa University in April 2, 2014.
It is speculated that the veteran journalist will be moving to the Garissa county government to assume the role of head of communication and public relation or any other role reserved for him, but a close associate to the journalist denied saying Adow was not seeking any county government job.
Adow was a staunch supporter of the current governor of Garissa County during the campaign trails.