K24, a news TV associated with President Uhuru Kenyatta, has pulled down a particularly offensive video clip showing President Uhuru warning Deputy President William Ruto to ‘rein on’ his wife, Rachel.
The clip was shot when President Kenyatta was leaving the country early this week to an EU-Africa meeting which ended yesterday in Brussels, Belgium.
The video clip, which was aired in prime time news, to millions of kenyans, has President Uhuru using very unpresidential words to his deputy, who nods in agreement, to tell his wife Rachel to stop loitering as the country is very unsafe.
“….tell your wife wawache kumangamanga” Uhuru is heard telling Ruto.
An overzealous news crew at K24, owned by the President, then run the whole clip, only realizing the mistake days after several Kenyan online blogs, including this one, begun raising the issues with the tone, context and words the president used which remain demeaning and insulting to the Rutos, especially to that gracious lady, Rachel.
Interestingly, K24 has not apologized!
Watch the video clip still here.