Renowned Inooro TV presenter, Simon Kibe, recounted how his popular show came to an end in 2017 following threats from individuals aggrieved by its content.
The Inooro TV presenter recalled the unfortunate events that led to the termination of the Murika Show, which had gained enviable fanbase.
According to Kibe who exposed fake land sellers, and other scammers in the country one of his stories also contributed to the ban on shisha.
"I did one sensitive investigative piece on land sellers. This led to a critical time, I had to move from where I lived. I thought I was helping the society but it did not appreciate it,” he recounted.
"Those close to me would share information on where I lived and the car I drove. At this point, I had to quit the venture," he added.
Speaking to the Kenya Diaspora Media TV, Kibe, afraid, made up his mind that the investigative pieces would not end well with him.
Some of the stories he covered include the constant fires at the Gikomba market, ladies of the night in Thika, murder, robbery, and drug cases in the country.
“I went to Mombasa and looked into how shisha is made, and the increasing consumption. I also talked to a doctor who stated that all the users of the drug will have cancer in a few years,” Kibe explained.
Nonetheless, the journalist who had a great interest in undercover journalism, unveiled a new show, Njeraini Ciitu that tells the stories of inmates.
"I was interested in the investigative piece. I thought instead of going after the thieves and lawbreakers, why don't I enter the prison walls that is how the show Njeraini Ciitu was born," he remarked.
Interestingly, his skills from the Murika show have propelled the new show. Kibe has also gotten extra training to help in the sensitive interviews.
The presenter noted he does court research before going to the prisons.
"I am a positive person and I have met many people in the prisons with incredible stories," he stated.
Other shows hosted by Kibe include Wathire Ku and Wathe ti Kwiremwo, also on Inooro TV.
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