SPM Buzz reporter Liz Jackson caused a stir online when she was caught on camera shooting her shot at Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua.
The journalist was part of the invited media personalities at State House Nairobi, on November 9, 2022, during a state official event. South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa was present at the event presided over by President William Ruto.
Jackson was quick to grab the opportunity to greet Mutua at State House when he bumped into her.
She briefly talked to the Foreign Affairs CS before she asked him for his number which he gladly gave her.
The video went viral and Liz Jackson later responded to the online mentions by simply tweeting; “Take risks.”
Liz has now revealed that the online jokes were funny to her at first until she started getting cyber bullied.
The video was edited to include a snippet of Suna East MP Junet Mohammed shouting, ‘hii imeenda’.
Some netizens are claiming that Liz had an ulterior motive for taking CS Mutua’s phone number.
“I have not spoken to him since because people have bullied me left, right and center. I saw the video that has that Junet part added, and I saw the comments. At first, it was funny, but now people are bullying me, making me feel bad. I even saw Andrew Kibe did something concerning this.
“This entire speculation makes me feel bad, obviously, but what people don’t know is that I’m also the head of the digital at SPM Buzz, so anything that goes online or any number that we can get, I should pick it,” Liz lamented.
Liz further insisted she did not do anything wrong and was only doing her job.
“People think I should not have taken the number, but as the head of digital, any time we need an interview, I am the one to ask. I cannot ask my bosses to look for these people to arrange an interview for me. I am the one to do it. So I did not do anything wrong in my capacity. I always do that. If he had given me his personal assistant’s or security’s number, I would still have taken it,” she added.