Deputy President William Ruto has dropped out of Presidential debates citing biasness in media houses across the country.
Through a statement, the Deputy President noted that media houses in the country are abusing statutory terms of there licenses and negatively profiling Kenya Kwanza campaign and personalities.
“We note unequal allocation of coverage, compounded by biased framing and negative profiling of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance campaign and personalities affiliated to it” Read the statement.
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The statement continues by saying that the impact of the negative news has caused negative profiling of their members as they demanded fairness as well as professionalism from the industry.
Two media houses in particular have been accused of the negative publicity causing a loss in democracy thus making the environmental toxic for Kenya Kwanza.
“We expect the media to play their rightful role in cultivating a healthy , robust and inclusive discourse. Our democracy depends on the media to make our political environment less divisive and less toxic.
Under the current partisan media environment, we have advised our candidate against participating in the presidential debates.” Read the statement