The media plays a major role in shaping the politics of the country. It acts as the link between the politicians and the voters. Media houses serve as vital campaign tools and most aspirants use this to their advantage.
There has always been a conversation on whether media personalities can take political sides. In advanced democracies, some big media houses openly take a political inclination and the citizens never find a problem in that.
Here in Kenya, most people feel that the media should be neutral and journalists should serve without any political bias. However, some media personalities have carried the blame of seeming to side with one political faction.
Inooro TV Journalist, Kamau Kang'ethe, is one of the presenters who have occasionally been accused of seeming to side with the government. During his morning breakfast show, Kenyans usually send texts to him blaming him of biasness.
While hosting Kiambu MP, Jude Njomo, on Wednesday morning, a section of Kenyans sent him messages accusing him of defending Azimio la Umoja coalition while at the same time hitting hard on Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
This is after he made a statement saying that the government has done most infrastructural development during the second term, specifically after the handshake between president Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
After receiving attacks from his fans, Kang'ethe said that he is a citizen of this country and he has eyes to see what the government has done. He stated that he will continue to speak.
"I am seeing some people are very mad with me for outlining some projects that the government has done. I want to make it very clear that I am a citizen of this country and I can see what has been done," alluded the journalist. (Watch video from 25:10 min).
"If I say for example that Kirigiti stadium has been build during the second term, have I lied? I will continue to speak," added the journalist.
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