Citizen TV Reporter Lands BBC Interview After Viral Blunder
Victor Kinuthia, a Citizen TV reporter whose name was trending on Twitter for the better part of Tuesday, September 10, will be hosted on BBC World Service radio.
Kinuthia became the subject of online conversations after his live coverage of the arrest of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro in Murang’a, on Monday evening.
On his Facebook page, the reporter disclosed that he had received a call from BBC World Service radio in London to shed more light on the situation that had led him to become a popular discussion topic on Twitter.
"After trending top tweets, BBC World Service radio in London gave me a call asking for an interview from me in regards to why am trending.
My story of encouragement will be hitting the airwaves across the world in 2hrs time. Stay tuned and be blessed for the continued support,' he wrote.
Kinuthia had been criticized for his rookie reporting and command of English.
“Watching this Citizen TV reporter report that Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has been arrested Live from Murang'a, reminds me of the importance of reading and preparing well for an examination before stepping into the exam room,” posted a Twitter user by the name Mboya.
"Grammar exposes citizen tv on how they are used to employ dropouts, how was the guy enrolled in Media School with the poor grammar can't even construct a sentence. Let him try a different career, u cant employ journalist as a nurse," Mark remarked.
News anchors and media bosses from Royal Media Services shielded Victor from the social media bullying, arguing that mistakes in journalism could not be hidden.
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