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KTN’s Joe Ageyo disowns ‘Jubilee’ election poster

KTN managing editor Joe Ageyo has disowned a poster purporting to show him vying for a political seat on a Jubilee ticket.

Mr Ageyo is vying for Bondo parliamentary seat, according to the poster, which he has disowned on his Facebook account.

The poster was shared across various social media platforms.

“Over the last 24 hours I have received inquiries from far and wide regarding certain malicious posts on social media about myself. If I didn’t care so much about the millions of Kenyans who have supported my work as a journalist for the last 18 years, I would not have dignified these posts with a response. But I greatly respect my viewers and would not want to torture them with endless guesswork about my professional standing,” wrote Mr Ageyo.

KTN Managing Editor Joe Ageyo in an election poster which he has disowned. PHOTO | COURTESY
KTN Managing Editor Joe Ageyo in an election poster which he has disowned. PHOTO | COURTESY

“To be clear: I do not come from Bondo Constituency. I have the best job in the world that I do not intend to trade for any other. The only election related plan I have is to ensure that KTN News, the country’s only 24-hour news channel, whose founding editor I am, has the best election coverage in the country, come next year.”

Two other Standard Group journalists have, however, declared interests in political seat on ODM tickets. They are Digital editor David Ohito (Ugenya) and KTN’s investigative editor Mohammed Ali (Nyali)