MP Babu Owino threatens Citizen TV journalist for airing negative news about Raila Odinga

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino photo
Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino.

 

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino threatens a senior news editor at Citizen TV.


Muraya Kariuki shared on Twitter handle to expose Babu Owino who warned him for airing negative news about ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Kariuki stated that he received a nasty call from someone who presented himself as Babu Owino.


“I just received a very nasty phone call from a person who introduced themselves as Hon Babu Owino on +254 711 111311. This has to do with the work I do. It is not good manners to try to scare lowly journalists. We request that we do our job in peace,” Muraya tweeted.

However, the lawmaker responded to the tweet verifying that he had called him for always being against Raila as designated by the news he aired.


“Yes, I called you and you will stop your stupidity. It’s both professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct using your position to influence and air negative news against Baba,” read Babu Owino’s reply.


Kariuki also shared screenshots of Babu Owino’ s threats.

Kariuki alleged that a text from the number that called him accused him of being paid by Ruto to air such negative content about Raila.

“You can enjoy your small post. You will take responsibility for the negative news you chose to air against Baba. We have proved beyond peradventure that you are on DP Ruto’s Payroll,” the message reads.

The senior editor went ahead to challenge the MP to file an official complaint at the station or the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) instead of threatening him.

“File a formal complaint please, with my bosses or any regulatory body that you feel would address your concerns. It is better than this nonsense of threats,” Kariuki said.

This comes after MCK asked politicians to avoid interfering with media freedom.

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