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  1. Avatar marloow October 26th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Yeap….consequences…and equivocation.

    What was unethical about the press doing its job? Mr. Kenyatta is equivocating
    Mr. Kimaiyo’s pathetic attempt to cow the press into favorable coverage of a
    corrupt law enforcement establishment whose incompetence was laid bare for all
    to see during the recent tragedy.

    The president’s comments remind me of Donald Rumsfeld attempt to blame the press
    for exposing the incompetent execution of the invasion of Iraq in 2002/2003…when
    it exposed the looting and mayhem that followed the overthrow of after Saddam Hussein!

    One can argue that re-playing the CCTV images “proves” that members of the KDF were indeed “carrying water” for the “hard-working” and “thirsty colleagues”….not “looting” as alleged by the “incompetent and unpatriotic”
    media.

    Yes indeed…consequences…

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    1. Avatar boyesi October 28th, 2013 at 6:21 am

      ali and namu are doing a good job… the president should try that soon too

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  2. Avatar Qwani October 26th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Some of the careless and needless carnage we see on our roads and the careless journalism we witness today, have one thing in common. It is only till someone speaks out loudly do people realise that something is wrong somewhere. How do you air a person being shot on national TV and call that “good professional journalism”. The journalists need to step up their game.

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    1. Avatar marloow October 26th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      agreed…that the journalists need to “step up their game”…but don’t lambaste the messenger…Medoubts journalists would have gory images to splash in the headlines if Kenyans obeyed traffic laws…and refrained from bribing the “sonyis”.

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      1. Avatar Qwani October 27th, 2013 at 1:20 am

        When it is your brother or sister that you see in a CCTV footage and how they hid under tables as they spent their last minutes on this earth, then come and have a discussion on this forum and tell us how you feel when it is aired on national TV.

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        1. Avatar marloow October 28th, 2013 at 2:21 am

          “Qwani”, I am sorry if your relative(s) was/were affected by the tragedy…even more so if their image(s) were shown on CCTV…I am sure your outrage extends to Mr. Karangi, CGS, who used the same CCTV images to show his troops “carrying water
          to their colleagues”…and not looting as alleged by some unpatriotic individuals!

          What happened at the Westgate Mall should be fully investigated so that (a) the victims of the tragedy can understand what happened, including to their loved ones, (b) the country can understand what happened, (c) Kenya’s law enforcement can improve on their “outstanding” performance during the tragedy, (d) the digital duo can bask in the glow of a job well done, and finally, (e) the callousness and un-professionalism of the over-enthusiastic journalists can be exposed, not to mention my ghoulish sense of humour!

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  3. Avatar shalom October 26th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    If you love yourself you can not air the black side of events in your life or imagine someone taking your story and telling others world wide. Spear the nation from hurting more i lost my loved ones and other kenyans. If you love Kenya you can not air this story in the TV,papers etc for what reasons and what point are making that is not known? why why why…what do you want to achieve in the name of Freedom of press?

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    1. Avatar marloow October 26th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      I am not sure what you mean…but I will go out on a limb and extend heartfelt condolences for your loss. Having said that, let me say that part of loving someone is being honest with them even if/when it hurts. Kenyans need to know and understand the impact of incompetence and corruption. The role of the media is to report the good and the bad. Obviously there are boundaries the press should not cross…such as showing gory details…or as claimed by Mr. Kenyatta, the terrorists “shooting innocent civilians.” On the other hand, the CCTV images also revealed members of KDF carrying items alleged to be “drinking water”…even as allegations of looting run rampant!

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  4. Avatar Liz Charlotte October 28th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Those images were disturbing

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