The whole of this week has been a buzz on social media, especially Twitter with users taking to the timeline to expose toxic workmates, who apparently are top Kenya’s celebrities working in mainstream media stations. One who wasn’t spared is NTV’s journalist, Amina Abdi.
The Trend’s host trending top on the Twitter timeline was accused of being a toxic individual who puts a sheepskin just for the live television program. One tweet that has gone viral was made by a user named Roddie. He said Amina once interviewed a guest, author, and went ahead to purchase their book live on set, but when the show ended, she asked the security guard to get the book back to the leaving guest. An action many termed as being unkind, mean, and demoralizing to the author who might have thought she loved the book.
Amina, during this Friday’s Trend Show, did not shy away from speaking about the accusations thrown against her by Kenyans on Twitter. She said before one learns of any of their mistakes, one must accept their role in any outcome.
“Until you can say that I messed up, you are not ready to change. While you do not want to dwell on your mistakes, reflecting on them can be productive. You have to ask yourself a couple of tough questions,” Amina said, reading from what appeared to be a statement written on a booklet.
“It is very unfortunate that my name was dragged and pulled among some people who had a lot of receipts and proofs that they were toxic in their workplaces. My name being dragged into it was quite unfortunate. “If there is anyone who I’ve ever encountered and felt I was mean and didn’t give them the reception that they expected, I apologize but am not toxic,” she said.
NTV has however deleted the video from their timeline, but we have it.