Deputy President William Ruto’s allies made good their threats as they simultaneously canceled scheduled interviews on local TV stations yesterday in protest against biased reporting by some stations as well as against the Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
This was in response to Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju linking Ruto to mega graft scandals and abuse of office.
Tuju, in a media briefing, questioned the vast wealth owned by Ruto, and at the same time urged DP Ruto to inform Kenyans how he earned such immense wealth in a short time.
He also called on the Kenya Revenue Authority to investigate the DP.
What followed was Kikuyu Member of Parliament, Kimani Ichungwa, cancelling his TV interview at the last minute.
Dennis Itumbi in a social media post said the boycott would continue until President Uhuru and the media apologized to Ruto for painting him in a bad light.
“We told you in very clear terms, that you owe Hustler Nation an apology, till then, we are keeping off your shows with Kagwanja,” Itumbi tweeted.
At the same time, Kiambu Woman Representative, Gathoni wa Muchomba, who was scheduled for an interview on another TV station, also bailed out.
Wa Muchomba recently decamped from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s camp to join Ruto’s Hustler Nation.