KTN News anchor Ali Manzu has hit back at Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) CEO Ezekiel Mutua for criticizing the journalists who on Sunday evening interviewed President William Ruto.
Mutua had said that the interview needed “seasoned, skilled, charismatic and deeply knowledgeable journalists” and questioned why certain veteran journalists like Linus Kaikai were not involved.
In response, Manzu blasted Mutua’s comments as “absurd” and questioned what he had contributed to the media industry during his tenure as KFCB CEO.
“You came, you saw and did nothing. While others were trying to build the media space for us, you were busy awarding TV sets and taking pictures,” Manzu stated.
He further asked Mutua to “show us the way” if he believed the journalists who interviewed Ruto were not up to standard.
Manzu concluded by telling Mutua “Unazeeka vibaya Mzee” (You are aging badly Mzee) and urged him to learn to respect others rather than just “pushing through with a photographer.”
The sharp exchange has highlighted tensions over the direction of Kenya’s media industry as well as skepticism of figures seen as aligned with the previous administration.