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In a now deleted tweet, the brains behind Truth Meter yesterday identified witness 536 as G** *** ***.
"Witness 536 (G** *** ***) gave out an exactly similar narration to a Nakuru court.. Her case was thrown out.. #ICCTrial" he wrote.
However, we're made to understand that the original revelation might have come from the rogue blog Kenyan Daily Post.
The story would most probably have been dismissed by readers just like all their other false stories, until Raburu confirmed.
Perhaps realizing what he had just done, the good journalist pulled a Kidero and forgot tweeting about it. He stated categorically that the tweet did not originate from him, despite the various clear screenshots of the same.
I advise us all to please check our facts before we jump into a discusion I did NOT send out that tweet
it is critical to verify what was said and not said and by who before jumping into a conclusion. The witness post did NOT originate from me
With the kind of fanatical following the leaders on trial have, danger to herself and family can come from all angles, most probably without even the approval of the leaders themselves.
Following his actions, Raburu has continued to be rebuked, even by fellow journalists.
KISS 100 radio presenter Adelle Onyango was especially vocal. She was unhappy that Raburu continued to deny posting the tweet.
Yaani the screenshot even has a reply to the tweet....no denying here!We're yet to see whether his employer will take any action.
— Adelle Onyango (@ADELLEO) September 17, 2013
A few years back, NTV's Albert Gachiri was fired for prematurely killing Njenga Karume on Twitter. His case was however different as he used the station's official handle.