Ruto’s Teleprompter Use in UNGA speech, stirs criticism.


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Ruto delivered a nearly excellent 30-minute talk on Wednesday, September 21, and appeared to have command of the topics he presented.

Kenyans rushed to social media to voice their contradictory opinions to the address. While the majority of them were aware that he was using a teleprompter, they praised his ability to convey his points.

A teleprompter is a device used in live public presentations, such as news broadcasts, that lets the speaker to maintain eye contact with the audience or camera while reading a pre-written statement.

It is primarily composed of a projector and a beam splitter. A beam splitter is a particular piece of glass that reflects the picture from the device onto the projector screen.

“Although President Ruto used a teleprompter to deliver his maiden address at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, I think it was a good populist speech that highlighted on key issues relevant to mama mboga, mtu ya boda boda and East Africa. He did well there,” media personality Jamal Gadaffi stated.

According to Alinur Mohammed, the president did not require any technical assistance in delivering his speech because he was well-versed in international affairs and had done his study.

“I refuse to be told and believe that President Ruto was reading from a teleprompter. Clearly there was none. Let’s accept that President William Ruto was well prepared to deliver his maiden address at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly,” he stated.

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