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Radio France Internationale (RFI) Staffer Falls Unconscious Due To Work Pressure

RFI Swahili Department Head Mr Robert Minangoy

Members of the press working at state-owned broadcaster Radio France Internationale (usually referred to as RFI) were on Tuesday treated to a shocking scene when a staffer fainted inside their studios in Nairobi, Kenya.

The exhausted male journalist that hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is said to have fallen unconscious as a result of sudden high blood pressure occasioned by a toxic working environment.

Some of his colleagues who anonymously spoke to revealed that this has been the same case with many other employees working under the RFI Swahili Department headed by French national Mr Robert Minangoy.

Mr Minangoy is described as a sadistic foreigner who enjoys mistreating anyone that refuses to comply with his evil schemes.

Although some puppets within the organization, are always ready to kiss his ass, a large section of RFI Swahili reporters have stood their ground declined to bow down to the nepotist.

Before joining the East African branch of RFI, Mr Minangoy was suspended from his duties in Ivory Coast back in 1992 for leaking information to insurgents.

He later moved to Nigeria, Tanzania, and then Kenya which has become the latest hub of his endless evils.

Prior to the fainting incident, RFI Swahili staff and freelances had called for a courtesy meeting with the FMM Afrika Mashariki Human Resource Manager, Mr Arnold Karanja where they raised various burning issues that included;

1. Health Insurance 

The staff raised their concern, to Mr Karanja on why the APA Medical cover was not covering, optical challenges, dental challenges, maternity among other illnesses that the staff felt are of great importance.

2. Working during holidays

Questions were raised on why the head of the service was not honouring his contract and the Kenyan laws by paying those who had worked during official holidays.

3. Salaries

The staff requested the review of our salaries to meet the hard economic times.

4. Freelancers and their contracts

Freelancers indicated that they are unhappy with the terms of the contracts accorded to them.

They further requested the review of their payment considering that they don’t work every time, have no benefits like Medical cover and NSSF.

“Hi Cyprian.

Hili ni tukio ambalo limetokea katika chumba cha habari cha idhaa ya Radio France International (RFI) ambapo mtangazaji nguli wa shirika hilo amepandwa ghafla na sukari kutokana na mazingira magumu ya kazi.

Hasa kelele na dharau za mkuu wa idhaa hiyo raia wa Ufaransa Mr. Robert Minango.

Nusra mzee wa watu akate roho!

Kwao ni DRC ila Kenya yupo kufanya kazi na vigezo anavyo.

Mzungu ameishi kutumia baadhi ya wafanyikazi (wanafiki) kufanikisha maovu.

Kwa bahati mbaya, baadhi ya wafanyikazi mle ni (vibaraka) na huenda wengine wamo katika kundi hili.

Ila na wao pia hawasazwi kutokana na madhila ya mfaransa mwenye roho ya kikoloni.

Mbaguzi anayepaswa kufurushwa mara moja.

Karibuni huenda mtu akakata roho tukisalia kimya.

Nasikia wenyewe kwa wenyewe wameitisha mkutano kujadili tuki hili ila miongoni mwao wapo watakaomfikishia ujumbe mtesi!

Yanikumbusha Tamthilia; Kilio Cha Haki – Dewe, Musa, Lalina na Makachero.

Alifukuzwa Ivory Coast 1992 kwa kupinda habari kwa faida ya waasi.

Amefukuzwa Tanzania, juzi shirika la habari la Hausa pia likmakataa.

Akapokwa cheo Nigeria, sasa Kenya ndio mbingu ya maovu yake!” our source writes in Swahili.

Below is a document highlighting the full details of the meeting held between staffers and the RFI Swahili management on, 5th March 2021.

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