For quite sometime many Kenyans have been tuning on to Eastandards group Kenya Television Network(KTN) News with intent to get the latest news and analysis but apparently the stations editorial policy is starting to let many down. While it is true that the media has taken up the role of the citizens ombudsman and guardian by frequently exposing maladministration,outright crime, corruption ,poor leadership ,misfeasance ...etc by the elite on the other hand a credible News station cannot adopt a partisan viewpoint and remain relevant!
I find KTN PRIME TIME NEWS guilty of distorting news, sensationalist reporting, airing personal opinions, bias and sometimes being rude and callous in the opening statements their News anchors state at the begining of prime time news each day at 9.00 oclock!Instead of stating News they air out their opinion on what is going on in the Country. They go to the archives and selectively bring out information that would lend credence to the stations viewpoint.I watch CNN, BBC, SKY News and even A l Jazeera and no reputable TV Station is that brazen! No wonder the Waki Commision found the media to be culpable in the post election violence.
My two cents on the issue please change this attitude and give us more content, investigative journalism and report news or turn into a political party and we swith on Nation Media's NTV.....Kenyans are simply tired of propaganda and need upbuilding information free from bias or manipulation .Dont just give the public one side of the coin, be objective or loose viewership!