Former BBC journalist Makena Njeri has opened up about her departure from the international media network where she had worked for 3 years before her exit a few months ago. Speaking in an interview with Massawe Japani, the openly proud member of the LGBTQ community in Kenya, revealed why she left the BBC despite acknowledging that working there was a dream come true for her.
According to her, she had done everything she needed to do at the media house, and therefore it was only right that she took up new challenges. She went on to reiterate her sentiments saying that she has always aimed at doing something that gives her growth.
“It was my dream to work at BBC and eventually I got the opportunity. After three years, I realized I had done everything that I needed to do. There was nothing else I was doing differently in the media. There was no growth. I always do something that makes me grow,” explained Makena Njeri.Nonetheless, Makena who has since founded Being Bold Africa, a platform that is committed to telling bold and inspiring stories of African queer people, noted that there is no bad blood between her and her former employers at BBC.
“My relationship with the company is still good and I might go back. It depends,” she added.