On Sunday a drama was witnessed in Kieni constituency when rowdy youths blocked DP Rutos motorcade while he was heading to a church service in the area. However, the Citizen Tv coverage story reads “Nyeri Mobs Stone Ruto.” This angered a section of DP Ruto supporters.
Allies of DP William Ruto started a campaign to boycott Citizen Tv after they accused Royal Media Services of stations of being biased. There was a scuffle in the quiet town of Naromoru as the leaders drove through towards Kieni.
“I advise the Hustler Nation to desist from watching Citizen TV Kenya . They are taking us back to the dark days of KANU and KADU where biased news was a norm. We can update ourselves using alternative sources like social media platforms. No one is no longer interested in watching mainstream media anymore. It’s time we support each other by consuming news from credible sites on social media,” Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi said.
“Citizen TV Kenya is the latest member of the Githeri Media Group(GMG). I see Citizen TV Kenya has 4M likes. I’m urging all the hustlers to click the dislike button. Acha tutembeze viatu maze,” added Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa.
“Citizen TV please show us the clip of the stoning incident, please,” Soy Member of Parliament and Ruto’s de facto spokesperson, Caleb Kositany, requested.
Since the Boycott call started on Sunday evening, The Citizen Tv Facebook page has lost over 5,000 Followers.