NativeSon1 wrote:We really don't know why he quit but assuming those are the reasons , NO!
I think politicians need to grow a thick skin and absorb any satire that comes their way.
To be caricatured in a cartoon is the stock in this trade otherwise known as siasa and public service.
I happen to believe that journalists, even cartoonists can have a political agenda and can use their freedom wantonly when they chose to. And the beauty with caricatures is that you cannot fight back or opine after the fact. In Kenya, where press freedom has only been a staple for only the past decade, journalists will push the envelope to see how much they can get away with. While they are doing this, the subjects of their taunts have no defense. That, I put to you, is not the intent of the laws that guarantee press freedom. If you have a weapon for which there is no defense, and use it to settle scores or disparage someone, you are being irresponsible and abusing the assumptions that make that freedom possible.
To test my proposition, ask your friends whether they agree with what I stated. I can guarantee that the only people that think this is hot air are those people who share Gado's political leanings.
As for why he was fired, they will tell you categorically that it was political pressure - but they will not/cannot produce an iota of evidence.