Citizen TV's Hassan Mugambi Caught on Camera Whacking Colleagues

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  • Renowned Citizen TV journalist Hassan Mugambi was caught on camera smacking his colleagues while covering the Dusit D2 Riverside Drive Terror attack.

    In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, journalists are gathered as a huge crowd seemingly busy trying to cover Interior CS Fred Matiang'i's presser.

    An angry Mugambi then emerges from behind the camera, thwacking some of the journalists on their backs forcing them to squat while others had to sit.

    It is still unclear as to what provoked him to that point.

    However, a close look at the video shows that probably, Hassan was trying to stop the journalists from blocking his crew’s view of the press briefing.

    Our attempts to reach him for comments on the video were futile.

    The clip, which is doing rounds, was received lightly, breaking the mood of the solemn Riverside attack coverage.

    Many lauded the journalist for his dedication towards his job, with fellow journalists expressing that they could relate with the frustration of being blocked while trying to cover an important event.

    Media coverage during terror attacks was one of the major issues revisited during the Riverside incident. Kenyans lauded the local outlets for ensuring that they practised ethics and gave prompt updates.

    However, Kenyans expressed their solidarity against foreign media channel, the New York Times for painting the country in bad light by using graphic photos from the attack.

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