Meet NTV Reporter In Magoha Video Who Is A USIU Graduate
She took to social media to send her message of appreciation to her followers who reached out to her following the clip
NTV reporter Rukia Bulle was a little-known entity before she was forced into the limelight when her encounter with Education Cabinet Secretary, George Omore Magoha was captured in a video that caused uproar across the country.
She took to social media to send her message of appreciation to her followers who reached out to her following the clip that saw Magoha reportedly profiled her as a member of the Al Shabaab terrorist group.
Bulle maintained that she would not be shaken by the incident, even though there is growing pressure from the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) and the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) for Magoha to take back his sentiments.
Rukia Bulle at work. /INSTAGRAM.RUKIA BULLE
"I just wanted to come on here and say thank you to anyone who took the time out of their day to send me nice messages or to check up on me.
"All your support does not go unnoticed. We’ll keep thriving regardless of anything thrown our way," she said in a TikTok video.
Turns out Bulle is a famous personality on the short video platform. By combing through her posts, she enjoys a viewership that numbers by the thousands as she documents her line of work...almost all the time.
The video that captured her speaking to Magoha, who was inspecting the second phase of CBC junior classrooms in Nairobi, clocked over 127,100 views by the time of publication.
Her ravishing good looks are evident on her Instagram page and many might take her as a kind soul that stands through it all.
Spot checks on her LinkedIn page reveal that she is a graduate of the United States International University-Africa (USIU), with a degree in journalism. She worked as a producer and a content manager on freelance basis before she moved to the Nation Media Group (NMG) in August 2021, where she has been since.
Bulle and Magoha were embroiled in the brief confrontation whereby the CS, in a video seen by Viral Tea, could be heard quizzing her about where she came from and whether she represented the Al Shabaab, instead of answering a question fielded to him by her.
"First of all, where do you come from? Who are you representing because if you are representing Al Shabaab, I'll not answer you," the CS responded.
She maintained her composure and replied by revealing that she was from NTV, after which Magoha responded by saying "NTV is a good station, so I will answer you."
Speaking at Jamia Mosque on Tuesday, July 26, SUPKEM leaders led by Sheikh Hassan Ole Naado called out the CS for abusing her freedom of religion through his sentiments, that freedom being depicted in the Constitution of Kenya.
Naado further appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to terminate CS Magoha after the remarks as other Muslim leaders called for all journalists in Kenya to be protected ahead of the elections on August 9.
MCK went to the extent of highlighting past incidences whereby Magoha has been clashing with journalists as a habit while compelling him to issue an apology.
"The Media Council of Kenya calls on the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to ensure that the Cabinet Secretary issues an unconditional apology, withdraws the unfortunate remarks, and rescinds his directives against the smooth operation of media," the regulator stated in part.
Magoha is yet to respond to the demands and NCIC is yet to issue a statement on the matter.