One the key tenets of journalism is being neutral as they carry out their responsibilities, and especially when covering sensitive matters such as politics.
Journalist Vs Politician
KTN News anchor- cum-reporter Sophia Wanuna on Wednesday, 8th December, had an ugly spat with Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen.
Murkomen had demanded the government to obey court orders that allowed exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna to come back home.
Murkomen had insinuated that President Uhuru Kenyatta was fighting those who hold divergent views with him.
Wanuna, a tough political interviewer, wanted to know why the Jubilee man was attacking a government he belongs to.
“It is the government you serve in that is doing this sir!….you are a leader of majority in this seemingly ‘rogue’ government.
“What are you doing to hold it to account? You can’t just tweet like the rest of us my fren,” she tweeted.
The Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator defended himself by saying that he was not in a position to facilitate Miguna’s return.
He said that some people in government should serve a jail sentence for contempt of court, triggering another question from the journalist.
“And who are these colleagues of yours in government that should be jailed? Enlighten those who may not know, name and shame sir,” she demanded.
The Twitter conversation has seen Kenyans On Twitter alias KOT stand with the TV presenter, telling off Murkomen.