‘Don’t come back’ remark rends air as Miguna differs sharply with TV host during live interview

MIGUNA MIGUNA [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Former Nairobi governor candidate Miguna Miguna on Wednesday night (October 18) differed sharply with NTV host, Larry Madowo, over a final remark the barrister made on the 10pm show, Side Bar.

The highly-heated debate, which had Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr, nominated legislator Jennifer Shamalla and Miguna Miguna as panelists, ended prematurely, when the host and Miguna could not agree on whether Miguna’s statement had “advocated for violence.”

“For a revolution to take place, blood sometimes has to be involved,” Miguna said in part, when issuing his final remarks.

The host interjected: “Are you advocating for violence?” Miguna responded: “Let me finish, you cannot interject before I make my final remarks.”

The host maintained he had a right to chime in when he felt a clarification was needed, a statement which did not auger well with Miguna.

“Don’t call me back here if you’d keep on interjecting, when I am expressing my independent views,” said Miguna, to which Madowo responded: “Don’t come back to my show!”

Miguna’s statement emanated from a prior view, where he accused the Jubilee administration of using security agencies to suppress a rising dissatisfaction among a section of Kenyans, who often call out the government for alleged ills such as police brutality. He made reference to the recent anti-IEBC protests, which left tens dead, and hundreds injured, according to a recent finding by the Human Rights Watch.

The ex-Nairobi governor candidate claimed that the “police can cause injuries to people, but not 45 million Kenyans, or a significant section of the population which is ‘thirsting for revolution’”.

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