NTV amused Kenyans online by highlighting a Swahili word (Mpyaro) in a segment of the news where the newsreader aimed a dig at one Moses.
The segment typically showcases a unique vocabulary and the newsreader explains its meaning.
On Monday, June 19, the station featured the word “mpyaro,” which refers to someone who speaks vulgarly.
The newsreader also used the term to describe Moses by saying, “Moses ni mtu mpyaro, maneno yake ni machafu mithili ya choo” (Moses is a vulgar person, his words are as dirty as a toilet).
Cs Kuria bashes Nation Media Group
During the June 19th 9 PM news broadcast, NTV’s Smriti Vidyarthi emphasized the important role of the media in safeguarding public interest and holding the government accountable.
Vidyarthi expressed the opinion that if Kuria, who gained attention due to his inflammatory remarks, were in a more civilized country, he would have resigned.
“Our main concern tonight is not the CS’s erratic behavior on social media or his loss of composure at a public event. If he does not show respect for his esteemed position, he may continue to behave in that manner,” the news anchor reaffirmed, emphasizing that the media does not exist solely for his satisfaction, and its freedom is not within his control.
The CS, known for his contentious and outspoken demeanor, issued a warning to government agencies, advising them against advertising with the media organization as a means to disrupt its sources of revenue.
The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) and the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) called upon President William Ruto to publicly denounce the statements made by the CS.