Citizen TV senior news editor Muraya Kariuki, on 6th September 2021 took to his official social media page to expose allegedly threatening massage from Embakasi east member of Parliament Paul Ongili Well known as Babu Owino.
Muraya shared the screenshot of the massages that were send to him by Babu Owino on his twitter account.
Inthe text seen by mwaki news, Babu Owino told senior news editor to take responsibility for the negative news that he was airing against Orange Democratic movement party leader Raila Odinga, further accusing Muraya of being on the Deputy President William Ruto’s payroll.
“You can enjoy your small cheo (post). You’ll take responsibility for the negative news you chose to air against Baba. We have proven beyond per adventure that you are on DP’s payroll,” reads the message.
The citizen senior journalist, however, politely asked the lawmaker to allow him do his work without any interferences and adviced him to take up the matter with his bosses.
“It is not good manners to try scare lowly journalists. Tunaomba tufanye kazi kwa amani (We pray for peace as we carry on with our duties)…File a formal complaint please, with my bosses or any regulatory body that you feel would address your concerns,” Muraya stated.