Little-Known Swaleh Mdoe's Remarks That Citizen TV Deleted

A section of Kenyans online had criticised the segment and called for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua to take action. 

Little-Known Swaleh Mdoe's Remarks That Citizen TV Deleted

Many may not have noticed but an episode of the Tafakari ya Babu segment done by Citizen TV news anchor Swaleh Mdoe on Monday, May 24, was pulled down after his remarks upset the audience.

The anchor had disclosed on social media of the occurrence but was however adamant in his response.

"Tafakari ya Babu that you will never see. On Monday, May 24, I stated some remarks that did not sit well with a few people. I would like to clarify that the segment was not in reference to a particular person but a narration of a true story. 

Citizen TV anchor Swaleh Mdoe in a past Tafakari ya Babu episode. /FILE

"However, It's been pulled down. It's normally stated that you are likely involved in something if it irritates you," he stated. 

A section of Kenyans online had criticised the segment and called for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua to take action. 

"I don't understand how you let Swaleh spew rubbish always on Tafakari ya babu, do you guys listen to him? Speaking of "ladies body parts" and I have heard that for the second time today. We need clean content, this guy should style up," read some of the comments online.

The veteran journalist is known for his famous proverbs during the segment. His episodes are known to elicit reactions among various Kenyans who hit out at his antics and remarks while on the segment.

In a past segment, he dressed down fellow journalists over ranks and titles in the media industry. 

"Kenyans are obsessed with big titles. Dr, Professor, engineer so-and-so, senior editor, senior anchor. What seniority is there when we are editing the same copy or reading news?" he posed a question to the audience.

The news anchor concluded the segment by trolling his colleagues with a reference made famous by Pastor James Ng'ang'a. 

"Just asking senior media gurus. Labish," he stated.

Features, segments and articles often get pulled down after they attract negative publicity or cause an uproar due to their contents.

Viral Tea, for instance, had to pull down an article detailing a Nairobi Twitter user, Humphrey Otieno (Jaduong) after he dismissed his online confession to cheating on his girlfriend, upcoming musician Jade Akech, stating that he did it for attention.

The statement, at the time, had ignited scores of social media reactions owing to the numerous public displays of affection the couple showered each other with on the platform.

Citizen TV anchor Swaleh Mdoe showcasing one of his books on TV news anchoring. /FILE