“Judy Kosgei of Citizen TV gets a taste of her own medicine as Baringoians on social media trolls her over the ever negative coverage of the county by the TV station. At first she must have underestimated the tyranny of numbers Baringo had on social media as she responded to our queries with pride impregnated with sheer arrogance. However, when the comments and tweets of those who roasted her became increasingly hotter, she slipped into silence and must have been choked by comments. In the words of Donald Kipkorir, I say, Fare thee well Judy!” – Kibet Kiptui
It all started with this open letter from two prominent Baringo ‘sons’ – Kiborek Reuben and Edger Yatich – who felt chided by Judy’s recent news feature that the whole of Baringo is now A viagra-infested zone.
OPEN LETTER TO JUDY KOSGEI
Dear Judy Kosgei, you one talented and good journalist that we in the Kalenjin fraternity are proud of we boast we got an eminent â€œiron ladyâ€ in journalism. Most have admired you and your work, recently my sister said you her role model. It a good choice but today you are an enemy not to me but to a region.
A fortnight ago I received a message labelling me a â€œViagra man.â€ I was perturbed and wondered why my friend has turned on me? I asked her why and she told me tune in to citizen TV.
On checking there u were again, with one ferocious story on use of Viagra by our Youth. I have lived and schooled in Baringo till when I joined university and never heard or seen Viagra among my peers, maybe I was ignorant but I doubt.
Before that u did another story â€œTeeth Love and Shame.â€ This enraged our sisters especially now that not only will their second name betray them but also their teeth.
On the â€œPeriod of shameâ€ man wonders, but let me not comment. Since you told us ” am above that” when we inquired why you took this far. None the less Am glad it came with the â€œInua Dadaâ€ initiative that saw our sisters benefit and moreover the First Lady visited this beautiful county.
Judy, you have tainted our County enough times!!! I am aware every market has a mad man, in Baringo we have our own bad things but not everything is bad. We have many tourist destinations, archaeological sites, museums, magnificent rivers, forest, and bird watching sites, breathe taking view points and world class exotic hotels.
We have a vibrant economy led by our youth, who are at stake always. Itâ€™s through them that we were awarded the best County Blog award courtesy of â€œBaringo County Newsâ€.
Despite all this appealing things about Baringo you still focus on negativity. You have so much turbulent tumultuous anger on us I donâ€™t know why? Maybe you tell us.
On twitter streets I read you bragging saying â€œWhy write sunshine if people are suffering?â€ I come from Baringo County and can stand on any jury and eloquently say â€œNobody is suffering!â€
Lastly Judy, I am aware you are in business, as you walk to the bank to collect your salary know one thing, you have tainted the names of Baringo Women and Men. But we will forgive you!!
“When you want to kill a dog you give it a bad name”.
Editor Note: July Kosgei is a Citizen TV reporter