NAIROBI, Kenya February 14 – Youth leaders from the Mt. Kenya area have convicted Vice President William Ruto and a group of leaders allied with him for bringing Kenyans together to boycott Capital FM’s Breaking News service.
The mountain. Kenya Youth Caucus, Kiambu Chapter, had particular problems with DP Ruto, who profiled the station on Saturday by posting a message stating that he had opted out of premium service, with his allies taking the cue and unfounded allegations the bias raised against the station. The station denies the claim.
“Last night, Vice President William Ruto launched a sustained attack on one of the media houses, urging its supporters to unsubscribe from their news alert services. The crime was that the said media company reported an incident in Isiolo in which he was booed, “the group said in a statement, calling it a” Trump playbook “.
It all started when Ruto tweeted a message after unsubscribing from the channel.
Dear subscriber, you have successfully unsubscribed from 21411_News_Breaking_News / 5sms.
See you in the future.
Labor and Labor – William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) February 13, 2021
The tweet was soon followed by Elgeyo Marakwet’s Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, who brought Hustler Nation supporters together to boycott the canal.
Belgut MP Nelson Koech also tweeted a message he received after unsubscribing from the Nation Media Group’s breaking news channel.
The worst attack, however, came from Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, who retweeted Ruto’s message with a warning to Citizen TV, which broadcast the heckling in Isiolo.
The action followed coverage of Ruto’s visit to Isiolo during which he was molested in one of the areas he visited, a story borne out by all of the above stations.
After the tweets of the heads of state and government, the Kenyans showed mixed reactions. Others recalled former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s boycott campaign on selected products when he lost the 2017 election to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
While people posted messages showing that they had unsubscribed, others posted messages showing that they had subscribed to the premium service.
The Kenya Media Council has condemned the action and should issue a formal statement.
During the Isiolo tour, the DP said he would not resign a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta said it was a tie he would consider quitting instead of criticizing the government from within.
“I will continue to work as Deputy President of Kenya because this is my constitutional position,” said Ruto at a rally in Isiolo for his program to strengthen the hustler nation.
He also tried to clarify that “there is absolutely no argument between my boss and me. I respect the decision of His Excellency The President and the President sets the tone, he is responsible and he makes all the decisions and I have not contradicted any decision.
Ruto spoke the day after President Kenyatta criticized him for using dual language in the Jubilee administration’s development report.
“You cannot speak of the failures of a government serving in while at the same time outlining what to refer to, as we have accomplished as a government. You’d better resign, ”Kenyatta said when addressing Uthiru residents after opening a health center set up by Nairobi Metropolitan Services.
But Ruto defended himself, saying that he was always respectful of the president, even when he felt he was being undermined in the performance of his constitutional duty.
“Out of respect, I have never said anything against the president, even if the work I’m supposed to do as vice president is done by others. I also respected this decision because I want unity in our nation of Kenya. ”
When speaking in Uthiru on Friday, the president accused Ruto of speaking twice for highlighting government failures and successes at the same time, but he serves in it.
“That is double-spoken, you cannot speak of the mistakes of a government in which you serve while at the same time outlining what you are referring to, as we have achieved as a government. You’d better resign, ”Kenyatta said when reaching out to Uthiru residents after opening a health center set up by Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).