VIDEO: TV reporter slaps man who walks into his shot

Inooro TV’s Charles Gikunga.

This is the moment a frustrated Kenyan reporter slapped a man who walked into his shot.

In a video shared on social media, Inooro TV’s Charles Gikunga is seen doing a piece-to-camera (PTC) as curious onlookers mill in the background.

However, midway through his take, Gikunga notices a man approaching between him and the camera operator.

The journalist is then seen directing a slap at the intruder but to no avail, as the man wearing a black jacket continues walking, interrupting the recording session. 

Gikunga continues with the PTC for a short while before giving up in resignation.

Meanwhile, a boy in the background who witnessed the incident is visibly amused as he cracks a smile.

Hassan Mugambi slaps colleagues

In a similar case four months ago, Citizen TV’s Hassan Mugambi rained slaps on the backs of colleagues while covering the 14 Riverside complex terror attack.

“I was live on Citizen TV, when the selfish and quite inconsiderate group decided to form a human ring around the CS’s venue for press conference. Our cameraperson couldn’t get a decent shot of the CS, who was about to address the journalists.

“Until that incident, we had agreed that no one would block the frontal space of the venue, where the CS made his address. However, the group quickly forgot our agreement, and decided to defy it, with some occupying that space while carrying their smartphones.

“I was, consequently, angry because our news director was shouting in my ear piece asking for a clear shot. I found myself being aggressive toward the group,” Mugambi said afterwards.


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