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Miguna’s infamous ”media prostitution” slur comes true as latest conduct of top journalist comes to light

by Joshua Wanga
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Memories are still fresh in the minds of United Democratic Alliance party members concerning his controversial conduct and apparently biased tweets before and during the August 9th poll.
However, in a stunning u-turn, the top journalist who had previously been dismissed as a Raila agent is now speaking a different language.

ntv journalist James Smart who had previously been accused of being biased in favour of Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance raised eyebrows after doing an article that not only praised Ruto but also tore former president Uhuru Kenyatta to pieces.

Smart claimed that during the Uhuru Kenyatta regime, not only was time not of the essence, but an aura of mystery had been created around the presidency and State House itself. Tactics that inspired fear were apparently regularly displayed in the house on the hill.

His piece (A State House of contrasts: The transition from Uhuru to Ruto) read in part;

An invitation to State House, Nairobi, always came with guaranteed discomfort.
As a rule, your phone was confiscated by mean-looking security officers at the gates before you were led away to some tent or a waiting room. Then came the long wait.
Then President Uhuru Kenyatta, and his handlers, had invented what was informally referred to as the Standard State House Time (SST). A media briefing slated for noon could start at 3pm — or even 7pm. Journalists got used to this State House hospitality, a house of restrictions and seemingly with no functioning clocks.
So you can imagine my lack of enthusiasm on the evening of January 2, when I learnt that President William Ruto had accepted a roundtable with selected TV journalists.
President Ruto’s handlers said he would be available from 7pm to 10pm. The President wanted to speak in Swahili and much later with an English audience. So, the joint round table was then set, and the journalists selected by their respective media houses reported at State House at 4pm.
Thirty minutes earlier, we all were at Gate ‘B’ starting the security process and, to be honest, ready to lose our freedoms.
A General Service Unit officer politely approached where we had stood, myself, Citizen TV anchors Nimrod Tabu and Sam Gituku and told us, “Please proceed for your security check.”
The first confusion started here.
Instead of a battery of security men at that small gate, there were only three officers. They proceeded to frisk us one by one, then ushered us in.
“Wait”, I asked the officer, “we are not leaving our phones here?”

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