Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has slammed the media over claims that they failed to broadcast President Ruto’s heroic speech addressing youths in matters Climate Change and financing Paris.
Ruto was applauded in admiration by the thousands in attendance during the global address.
“The press people will not broadcast that but at least we have social media which we can follow everything. Even if you don’t write, we will follow. We can encourage you (Ruto) to continue representing the continent,” Gachagua said.
The Deputy President further accused the media of not covering developmental progress, pointing out that they provide live coverage for demonstrations that lead to destructions.
“Those demonstrations of destroying people’s property they broadcast live but they don’t show development focus,” he said.
On the media coverage matter, President Ruto said the government would defend media’s rights and freedom as stated in the law.
“We believe in the freedom of the media to write whatever they want. Even if we don’t agree with whatever they write, we will defend their right to say it and to write it,” said Ruto.
The Head of State reiterated that equally those bashing the media should not be muzzled including those in his government as freedom of expression is granted to all.
“That right extends to everybody even the things the media don’t want said. Those who are saying it have a right to say whatever they are saying. Let this right be for everybody. As long as we do it in peace without violence,” Ruto said.