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More trouble for Jeff Koinange as Kidero files complaint with MCK

By LILLIAN MUTAVI November 18th, 2016 1 min read

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has filed a complaint with the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) against Standard Group on comments made during a popular live TV show hosted by journalist Jeff Koinange.

On Wednesday, the Koinange hosted a debate of Nairobi gubernatorial aspirants on the Jeff Koinange Live on KTN where Dr Kidero claims Mr Miguna Miguna called him a thief.

“I wish to raise a complaint against the Standard Media Group and in particular Jeff Koinange who hosts JKL Live show on KTN,” read Kidero’s letter.


Dr Kidero said that the host allowed Mr Miguna to malign and libel him by calling him a thief and failing to adhere to journalistic profession.

The governor claims this was not the first time as it had happened in four different times on the show ‘with the encouragement of the host’.

“I am writing to you as a custodian of journalist ethics and standards to look into the issues and take necessary quality assurance,” said Dr Kidero.

On Thursday, Mr Koinange was caught up in a storm after Mr Miguna told fellow Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Esther Passaris that she was “so beautiful everybody wants to rape you”.