I am not the news!! Wambui Kamiru criticise standard newspaper headline over Bob Collymore wealth inheritance

 

Wambui Collymore
Wambui Kamiru with her late husband Bob Collymore. FILE

 

The standard media is on the spot after publishing a story on the late Bob Collymore wealth that he left to his wife Wambui Kamiru.

Bob Collymore's wife also was among those who criticised the media company following the story.

 

"Since 2016 when my name first appeared in the press concerning my private life, I have done some interviews and turned down a lot more than I have accepted. Often my interviews are focused on the work I do in the hope that it educates and empowers others, " she said.

 

"As I understand it, the job of media is to inform, educate and empower. This is the essence of the free press - to enhance critical thought and then to drive positive change.

 

"I want to see a change in my country. But it has to start with media, the very powerful source of information that unlike a lot of other institutions, we still have some level of trust in.

 

"There was a time when newspapers spoke such truth to power that people read particular articles in secret. Folding the paper over so as not to reveal the questions that articles raised.

 

"It's time that the media handed power back to the people. It can only do so if it provides content that informs, educates and empowers. The media can raise consciousness, can fulfil the greatest role in redirecting our country from the bleak future that we are hurrying toward.

 

"We also don't have much time to waste. I am not the news. The news is what we are leaving in the dark. Media can determine the future of our country every day, on that front page by casting light into the dark. On just that one page, media can make or break us as a nation.


"There was a time when newspapers spoke such truth to power that people read particular articles in secret. Folding the paper over so as not to reveal the questions that articles raised, " she posted.


However, some people came to defend Wambui Collymore from the Media that have turned to personal life as News.

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