Musalia Mudavadi has distanced himself and the government from trade Cabinet secretary Moses Kuria’s utterances against the media.
Kuria harshly rebuked that Nation media group after an exposé by the media house of oil corruption allegation. The deal amounted to ksh 5.6 billion. Kuria was involved in the deal.
The CS angrily ordered all state agencies to stop advertising with the media house or else they would be fired.As if that wasn’t enough he went on his Twitter page and insulted the media house. He accused the media house of being an opposition party .
The utterances angered many kenyans who questioned his suitability to his position as a cabinet secretary. Many reactions from kenyans indicate that they do not trust him as a top government official who should least be concerned with politics.
Prime cabinet secretary Musalia Mudavadi has gone ahead to clarify the government position on the media. He said that the words stated by the CS reflected his personal view and not that of the government.
He further stated that the government believes in the freedom of the press and is not in any way going to deny the media it’s freedom .He further urged those in the government to differentiate between their personal view and that of the government. He warned that giving a personal view may paint a blurred picture of the government.