Kenyan TV news has a remarkable penchant for drifting towards sensationalism, in the mistaken belief that what is shocking will always gel with the audience. It's a pity that a news story seeking to highlight the moral decadence in the society, can actively add to the decay of public morals.
There's need to first point out that what adults do in private is pretty much none of anyone else's business, including the prying eyes of the media.
So, this particular TV news story sought to address the issue of perversion among consenting and supposedly non-consenting adults.
But it went horribly wrong for family TV viewing, (in spite of the warning by the news reader introducing it), when the line of interviewing, (or cross-examination), went way beyond acceptable decency levels, from the overtly aggressive journalists.
And the dirty clincher was the airing of a video clip of not so child-friendly toys!
To serve what purpose I dare ask? Was this so critical in taking the story forward, and if so, shouldn't there have been blurring or soft-focusing of the damn gadgets?
What could be of concern to the public and authorities, is perhaps the co-opting of children in despicable acts that rob them of their innocence, though this seemed to have been of secondary importance in the story.
And that's how the Kenyan media can end up violating the same moral values it's trying to ensure the audience upholds.