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WATCH: Ruto chases journalists from meeting

June 21st, 2022 1 min read

Deputy President William Ruto chased the media from an event he was attending in Nakuru, saying he wanted to ‘discuss important things’.

Ruto, considered among the front runners to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the August 2022 polls, was addressing a political event at Hugo farm in Njoro when he suddenly stopped and asked members of the fourth estate to leave.

“Who called journalists here?” he posed.

“You have to leave because we plan to discuss some important things. I do not want the media here.”

He also suggested the move to kick the media out was informed by what he said was the ability to spread inaccurate information.

“Please give us time to talk, We do not want propaganda.”

The sentiments comes a few weeks after the DP accused the media of bias coverage and even threatened to withdraw from the presidential debate.

He argued it is a waste of time participating in a debate organized by media houses that have publicly taken sides in the August elections.

“What is the importance of participating in the presidential debate organized by a media house which has taken sides in the August general election? What moral authority do they have to tell us to participate in the debate?” he posed.