Inooro TV’s and Citizen TV’s Murang’a correspondent Victor Kinuthia was a trending topic on social media on Monday night.
This is after his live link on Ndindi Nyoro arrest went south because of his accent and poor diction while covering a breaking story live.
Kinuthia on Wednesday morning took to Facebook to address the numerous trolls at the same time optimistic and confident about his future in journalism.
“I almost gave up when I found myself trending all over after yesterday’s 9 pm news. But after receiving calls and texts from my bosses, colleagues, friends and fans I must say am encouraged.
Boy child rising !! Tupatane sema na citizen !!” He posted on Facebook.
At the same time, Royal Media Services senior reporters and anchors took to twitter to shield Victor from the condemnation and the ill humour from Kenyans on twitter.
Yvonne Okwara-Matole : It was his first time. He will get better with time. We all start somewhere. We will train him.
Joe Ageyo: I’ve done this for 21 years and I can tell you it’s no walk in the park. Victor found himself in a breaking news situation and gave it his best- his first live report of that kind. He’s destined for greatness. Truly proud of him.
Victoria Rubadiri :It happens to the best of us. This job isn’t easy but the beauty about this experience is Victor will learn and get better with time. Mistakes are a human condition
Francis Gachuri: I stand with Victor. For a full time young Inooro TV correspondent to take up the challenge and try out an English live link on prime time TV is courage. He may have faltered but it was a valuable learning experience and opportunity. He will build on it.
Yvonne Okwara-Matole: Criticism and critique is fine. It helps us grow! Trolling is not!
The Kiharu MP was apprehended by anti-riot police at ACK St James Cathedral on Monday night where he had appered on a live show at Kameme TV. He was later released on Tuesday morning after his lawyer and Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata secured his unconditional release.
“We have been able to use our legal acumen to secure his unconditional release. There is no evidence against my good friend Nyoro and therefore there is no reason to warrant his arrest and his arraignment in court,” Kang’ata told Citizen TV on phone.