There has always been debate about whether or not media figures should take political positions. In advanced democracies, several large media outlets openly express political leanings, and voters never object.
In Kenya, the majority of people believe that the media should be objective and that journalists should serve without regard to political affiliation. However, certain media figures have been accused of appearing to support a particular political movement.
Kamau Kang'ethe, an Inooro TV journalist, is one of the broadcasters who has been accused of appearing to side with the government on occasion. Kenyans frequently write him texts accusing him of prejudice during his morning breakfast broadcast.
On Wednesday morning, while hosting Kiambu MP Jude Njomo, a portion of Kenyans sent him messages accusing him of endorsing the Azimio la Umoja alliance while simultaneously attacking Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
This comes after he stated that the government had accomplished the majority of infrastructure development during his second term, notably following President Uhuru Kenyatta's handshake with Raila Odinga.
Kang'ethe responded to fan assaults by stating that he is a citizen of this country and has eyes to observe what the government has done. He added that he intends to continue speaking.
I'm noticing that some individuals are furious with me for presenting various government programs. I want to emphasize that I am a citizen of this nation and am aware of what has occurred, "referred to the journalist." (The video starts at 25:10 minutes.)
Have I lied if I say, for example, that the Kirigiti stadium was built during the second term? Additionally, the journalist stated, "I intend to continue speaking."
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