Kenyans continue to react to the alleged Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) summon of NTV’s Larry Madowo.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) summoned the prominent journalist on Tuesday to record a statement over an interview he featured economist and NASA strategist David Ndii on live TV few weeks ago.
In a letter addressed to the CEO of Nation Media Group, DCI wants Madowo to assist the department in investigations into the probe pitting Dr Ndii over alleged inflammatory remarks he made while on Larry Madowo’s Sidebar show.
“This case is investigating a case of incitement to violence contrary to section 96 (a) (b) and (c) of the Penal Code and subversive activities contrary to section 77(1) of the penal code,” the letter read.
It added: “To facilitate our investigations please avail the news anchor (Larry Madowo), the interviewer in the above matter to come assist on the investigation and henceforth record a statement.”
But Nation Media Group has rubbished the DCI call. The media house said neither Madowo nor NTV would honour the request.
‘Neither Larry Madowo nor NTV will record a statement.’ Nation Media Group responds to ‘unethical request’ from DCI pic.twitter.com/SwX1Fd5mvH
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) December 5, 2017
This topic attracted comments from thousands of Kenyans online and most striking to us is the obvious error in the date of the viral letter from the DCI. It is dated 5th December, 2016.
Our Social Hawk picked the following reactions from users online in regards to Larry Madowo’s new drama. Some users conveyed that this letter was a hoax while others poked holes into the seriousness of the DCI.
Half Baked Journalist like you are the reason why Rao is loosing in every election. Master of Fake News!! Propagandist!! Riswaaaaa!!!! pic.twitter.com/KvGqkuExI8
— Captain Machuka (@Machukah) December 5, 2017
letter dated 5th Dec 2016 ?
— Janedi (@jmwanyumba) December 5, 2017
why is it dated 2016?
— Martin Ngugi (@martongugi) December 5, 2017
Nikama barua iliandikwa kitambo ikingojea names to be fixed..hhhahaha
— Wycliffe Olale (@WycliffeOlale) December 5, 2017
Why don't you tell them you will first appear on 5th Dec 2016 as dated on the letter before you can appear for 2017?
— Ida (@idabarack) December 5, 2017
They wrote to you in 2016 long before the August 22nd interview
— Abu Daud (@RKI2011) December 5, 2017
— Ositu Charles Darwin (@ositu_darwin) December 5, 2017
We're almost 2018 and your letter is dated late 2016, you're high on illegal thing my fren!
— Policy Analyst-KE™ (@PolicystT) December 5, 2017
Others sarcastically asked Madowo about his defense.
Sasa huna bibi, who will defend you, remember Ndii and Wanjigi had their wives to defend them. Rent a wife my fren 😂😂😂😂
— Patrick Gitonga (@gitongapkg) December 5, 2017