Thursday, December 12, 2013 - KTN’s investigative reporter, Mohammed Ali, is a disappointed man as Uhuru/ Ruto Government gagged the media even in today’s “Kenya at 50” celebrations held at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani.
According to the fearless journalist who is also a strong critique of the current digital Government, the media was denied full access to the historical venue. Most journalists were holed up in one stuffy room in the expansive Kasarani Stadium and they struggled to take the best shots.
Only the ethical Presidential Press Service journalists were allowed to traverse the field freely. Infact, the members of the fourth estate were treated like normal citizens and some were even denied access into the VIP area for lack of accredation badges.
In a tweet, Mohammed Ali complained that most journalists struggled to take the best shots courtesy of the punitive laws introduced by the Jubilee Government. Unlike the past regimes where journalists could even access the VIP zone, this time, it was a no go zone.
Now, Moha wants Uhuru/ Ruto to shape up or ship out because Kenya is a sovereign state which must embrace media freedom.