Nairobi County Governor Dr Evans Kidero has filed a complaint with Media Council of Kenya Chairman Charles Kerich against TV host Jeff Koinange and KTN, saying both KTN and Jeff provided a platform to Miguna to make defamatory statements about Kidero.
In a letter dated November 17, 2016, Kidero said: “During the programme of 16th November, 2016 from 10:15pm which hosted Nairobi Governor aspirants, the host primed the interview and allowed Miguna Miguna to severally malign and libel me as a thief with abatement by the anchor and the KTN Television station of Standard Group by failing to adhere to professional journalistic requirements for adducement of evidence.”
Kidero says Miguna has defamed him on four previous occasions on the same platform (Jeff Koinange Live); and that the host has done too little, or nothing at all, to discourage Miguna Miguna from making libelous comments (about Kidero).
“…it was fairly obvious that, not only did the anchor allow him to bismarch my character but urged him on to do so,” Kidero noted.
Kidero has urged Mr Kerich “to look into the issue and take necessary quality assurance remedial measures.”
Kidero says he will also seek “remedial legal redress”.