Kenya Citizen TV’s Hassan Mugambi has responded to a video that went viral on social media of him ‘slapping’ his fellow journalist at 14 Riverside complex.
According to Mugambi, he was on a live link when the group formed a human ring around Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.
He told eDaily that his cameraman could not get a clear shot of the CS as he was about to give his statement despite agreeing with the group to keep clear of the venue.
When they negated on the agreement, he took the action.
“I was live on Citizen TV, when the selfish and quite inconsiderate group decided to form a human ring around the CS’s venue for press conference. Our cameraperson couldn’t get a decent shot of the CS, who was about to address the journalists.
“Until that incident, we had agreed that no one would block the frontal space of the venue, where the CSearpiece address. However, the group quickly forgot our agreement, and decided to defy it, with some occupying that space while carrying their smartphones.
“I was, consequently, angry because our news director was shouting in my ear piece asking for a clear shot. I found myself being aggressive toward the group,” said Mugambi.
As of Wednesday evening, the death toll from the suspected Al-Shabaab attack on the complex had risen to 21 after six more bodies were retrieved.