Career artist and widow to the late former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, Wambui Kamiru has today Sept 15 2020 broke her silence on the shared details of her late husband’s wishes.
In a social media post, Kamiru issued a stern warning to the media reporters in Kenya about the publication of the former Safaricom boss’s will content.
The publicity-shy widow, addressed her concerns of the publications emphasizing that they ought to have just concerned themselves with the content that“inform, educate and empower” Kenyans.
Kamiru went ahead adding that she had on numerous occasions turned down media engagements for not considering her personal life “newsworthy.”
“Since 2016 when my name first appeared in the press concerning my private life, I have done some interviews and turned down a lot more than I have accepted. Often my interviews are focused on the work I do in the hope that it educates and empowers others. My argument has always been that my personal life is not newsworthy,” Stated Kamiru.
She went on to share links to articles published by various local and foreign media houses under a hashtag “#StoriesIWantToRead” asking reporters to give prominence to such stories instead of her private life.
Wambui further asked members of the fourth estate to go back to the kind of reporting which “spoke truth to power” instead of wasting its audiences.
“Kenyans are capable of radical change. Kenyans are capable of innovation and are of great resilience. The media should not waste us by having us believe that we have nothing of substance that is newsworthy.
“We also don’t have much time to waste. I am not the news. The news is what we are leaving in the dark. Media can determine the future of our country every day, on that front page by casting light into the dark. On just that one page, media can make or break us as a nation. It is time,” she stated.