William Ruto, the deputy president, has charged that the media was biased in its coverage of the June 30 KICC unveiling of his manifesto.
Speaking to KTN News on Thursday, Ruto claimed that despite having established the date earlier, he was obliged to share TV space with George Wajackoyah, the presidential candidate for the Roots party.
He said that the government, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, paid Wajackoyah to hijack his show and that the biased media fell for the deep state’s trap.
“A fellow (Wajackoyah) was parachuted on the day of the manifesto announcement so that we could share the screen, which again points to the same narrative of a biased media,” Ruto remarked.
Regarding his participation in the presidential debate, Ruto asserted that his party will decide appropriately when the time is right.
“I haven’t declared that I won’t go. But is expecting the media to be impartial too much to ask?
The DP stated, “I thought every medium prided itself in being fair and objective.”