Kapseret Member of Parliament, Oscar Sudi, has called out Citizen TV for failing to censor remarks made by Junet Mohamed, that he says borders hate speech.
In a statement on Tuesday, May 17, Sudi accused the Kilimani-based station of covering the Suna West Legislator as he allegedly insulted members of the Kenya Kwanza camp.
"Citizen TV, you can continue covering and reporting on Azimio and Junet Mohamed with all his (unprintable) and abusive remarks," Sudi stated.Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Council Secretary-General Junet Mohamed addressing the media on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.Azimio TV
He further accused the broadcaster of being biased in covering the two rival political coalitions - adding that it was giving Azimio One Kenya more airtime in its bulletins and publications.
Sudi claimed that the bias was due to President Uhuru Kenyatta's presence in the coalition and the media house's founder, S.K. Macharia's support for the former Prime Minister. He petitioned the media house to stop covering Deputy President William Ruto and Kenya Kwanza.
"You may as well set up camp at Raila Odinga's home and cover from the time he has breakfast, including when he ties his shoelaces. Do not even cover us! Have our phones and the internet," he added.
His comments comes just a day after Junet went on a rampage castigating Deputy President William Ruto's camp for allegedly trying to create a non-existent war in Azimio.
Junet had also ridiculed Kenya Kwanza for receiving Kilifi governor Amason Kingi and his Machakos counterpart, Alfred Mutua, who ditched Azimio. The Suna East MP said that the move by Kingi and Mutua to defect was inconsequential.
In another rally in Kajiado, Junet claimed that the two governors demanded to be paid for their loyalty and wanted to be politically cleansed.
On May 16, Junet was among the leaders who also ridiculed DP Ruto's nomination of Mathira MP, Rigathi Gachagua, as his running mate. He opined that the pair was synonymous for corruption and thus were not the best for Kenya.
Notably, Citizen TV was not the only media house that was on the receiving end with Sudi threatening to storm the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters over his confiscated phone.
"George Kinoti, you asked me to leave my phone in your office for one day but you have stayed with it for more than a month now. I'm giving you tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday or else I'll be in your office on Thursday to pick my phone," he wrote.
Sudi's phone and that of Soy MP Caleb Kositany were confiscated by DCI officers who were probing the stoning of Raila Odinga's chopper when he attended the burial of the late Mzee Jackson Kibor.A chopper that was carrying ODM Party leader Raila Odinga wa stoned in Uasin Gishu County on Friday, April 1, 2022.Courtesycorruption
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