In a dramatic face-off that unfolded live on air, the Secretary General of the United Democratic Alliance party Veronica Maina had to endure the embarrassment of having details of an earlier private phone conversation exposed. All this went down when Veronica immediately took issue with the set up of the studio she was in just minutes after shooting began.
Veronica Maina was speaking while making an appearance on KTN’s Siasa Fiesta which was hosted by the station’s presenter Debarl Ainea. Alongside Maina in the studio were her former colleague in the United Democratic Alliance Kipruto Arap Kirwa who previously served as the party’s Deputy Chairman and Makueni member of parliament Dan Maanzo. Kamukunji legislator Yusuf Abdi was also in on the action.
Barely had the show kicked off than Maina complained about the balance of the panel, noting that there were three members from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition party while she was the sole participant from Kenya Kwanza.
At this point, Debarl Ainea paused her and announced in front of everyone that it was insincere of her to claim this, considering that before the show he had called her and they had discussed this anomaly. Debarl revealed that he had informed her there was no Kenya Kwanza member and even urged her to tag along with someone in order to balance the panel. A tongue-tied Veronica agreed but brazened it out by still persisting on her initial point.
Back in May, the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) issued a statement following a string of attacks by Deputy President William Ruto’s allies directed at Citizen TV.
Through a statement dated Thursday, May 19, the Media Council singled out Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi and his South Mugirango counterpart Silvanos Osoro for intimidating the editorial leadership of Royal Media Services (RMS).
Sudi had called out the station for failing to censor remarks made by Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, that he said borders hate speech.
The vocal legislator accused the Kilimani-based station of covering the Suna East MP as he allegedly insulted members of the Kenya Kwanza camp.
“Citizen TV, you can continue covering and reporting on Azimio and Junet Mohamed with all his (unprintable) and abusive remarks,” Sudi stated.
In a message to all political leaders, the Media Council noted that reporting done by all media stations follows a professional code of conduct.
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