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Miguna now accuses KTN of filming him secretly

By JOHN NJAGI November 21st, 2016 1 min read

The recent saga involving two city politicians took a fresh twist after one of them accused a television station of filming him secretly when he made alleged sexist attacks on a rival.

Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Miguna Miguna accused KTN and the host of the Jeff Koinange Live show, Mr Jeff Koinange, of filming him during a commercial break, when he made “rape comments” about his rival for the seat, Ms Esther Passaris.

In a complaint to the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), Mr Miguna said the clip, which was posted on the internet, receiving thousands of views, portrayed him as unfit for the position of governor in the August 2017 elections.


“The foregoing media house secretly, illegally and without consent recorded, maliciously edited and published a distorted portion of an offensive and unauthorised version of the illegally recorded conversation on the Internet, in gross violation of my legal and constitutional rights,” said the Canada-based lawyer.

The show has received wide-ranging criticism for allowing the attacks on live television, with the host taking the flak for failing to stop personal attacks between his two guests and looking on as they tore into one another.

Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki  joined the fray, accusing KTN of allowing the guests on its show to engage in personal attacks.

In a statement, Ms Kariuki said the show had “trivialised the crime of rape”, adding that the subsequent comments on social media appeared to glorify violence against women.