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Feedback - Kiraitu urges media to be fair to President Kibaki

LETTERS
By | May 28th 2009

Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi is just being naive. Let the media report the truth and the facts be told. It does not matter whether one is a president or a peasant farmer as long as they are Kenyans. The media have an obligation to report the truth and nothing but the truth.

{Collins Wanjala, Rwanda}

I commend the media, especially The Standard. Kiraitu, no one is being unfair to President Kibaki or politicians. These individuals are in office to lead wananchi with patriotic zest, fairness, grace, and produce good results.

This was true in Kibaki’s first term before the disputed 2007 election. Leaders are judged by their output. If their performance is below par, we should point a finger at them not the keeper of the scoreboard.

{Meshack Maarufu, US}

The media should focus on President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga until these two men resign. They are doing Kenya no good. Look at the number of people who have died since they took over.

The injustice these two are doing to our country is hard to overlook. Kenyans, I think we have learned our lesson the hard way.

{Wega Waku, US}

Though I criticise President Kibaki for some of the ills afflicting Kenya, I give him credit for the freedoms we have today.

Before Kibaki’s era, we valued leaders by how much they protested against former President Moi, not by what they accomplished. But look at what happened when they acquired power. Let us now value accomplishments over rhetoric.

{Dikhi, United States}

The media are right to focus on the President because he has made Kenya a laughing stock for the first time in our country’s history. The media should keep up the good work and disclose everything politicians do.

Kiraitu is looking out for his own interests, not wananchi’s.

{Fulgencies Kadzomba, US}

The media should focus on upcoming and promising individuals in the private and public sectors. They should highlight the achievements of these men and women to inform Kenyans about a new crop of leaders. Our current leaders will not do us much good.

{Danson, Canada}

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