During an interview with Citizen TV's, Hussein Mohammed, Kiharu MP, Ndindi Nyoro, sent out a heartfelt message to Victor Kinuthia, a reporter who came under fire for his command of English during the station's prime time news.
In the Tuesday, September 10 interview, the MP said Kinuthia, who was covering his Monday night arrest, was one of the best vernacular reporters at Citizen TV's sister station, Inooro TV.
"I want to tell Victor that he is one of the best vernacular reporters, especially on Inooro. We should be proud of our identities and where we come from," he stated.
The lawmaker went ahead and disclosed that he also gets trolled for his command of English, when he appears for interviews in stations that require him to converse in the language.
"I also get a lot of backlash because of my command of English. I can't change who I am, I went to a polling centre primary school just like Victor and we must be proud of our identities," he remarked.
Nyoro asked the youth to shun comparing themselves with others, noting that there were many more opportunities that did not require them to be eloquent in English.
"I want to inspire other guys out there, even if you are not as eloquent as the other person, there are many more opportunities out here. Nothing of that matter should bring us down," he noted.
On Wednesday, September 10, Kinuthia was trolled by a section of Twitter and Facebook users who thought that his work was hilariously sub-par.
Taking to social media, Kinuthia disclosed that the deliberately offensive comments on his skills severely hurt his confidence and that, at the time, he was on the verge of giving up on his career entirely.
His bosses and colleagues, however, encouraged him and requested that he ignores the trolls.
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