Deborah Mbula Maingi has featured on many publications. She has crafted the art of buying journalists to tell her unbelievable story on almost every possible publication. So she recently found time to talk to Kinuthia Mburu of Nation and tell her story of grass to grace.
She presented the image of self made millionaire. In the real sense, her target was not to tell the story but to market her tours and travel company called Liberty. What she didn’t know is that people have records and in this age of digital storage, you can’t fool all.
Six years ago (October 23, 2008), she was featured on Daily Nation accused of stealing Ksh 35 million from Total Kenya where she worked as a Cashier. She started working with Total Kenya in 1996 and was sacked in 2008 before launching Debbz Travel and later Liberty Group. On Thursday 20th November 2014, Daily Nation featured the same Deborah Mbula as a self-made millionaire without researching on her previous criminal records available in Nation Media’s own library.
This is how the media tries to fool us.
This case is just like the case of the founder of Kisumu Real Estate, Wycliffe Abok, who was featured on K24’s Young Rich. He was later unmasked by many of his victims as a conman on the Facebook Group Buyer Beware. K24 never acted to correct the wrong impression they created despite the public outcry.