“Jeff Koinange is like that hot chic!” former CNN reporter gets a resounding welcome on Citizen TV
In mid-November last year, Jeff Koinange Live went out with a bad bang after Nairobi gubernatorial aspirants Miguna Miguna and Esther Passaris, tore into each other.
It all started with Esther claiming that Miguna was a backstabber who turned on Raila and without Raila, Miguna was nothing. Miguna on the other had retaliated with calling her a 'flower girl' and 'socialite bimbo'.
But what pissed people off was a rape comment that Miguna made “Nobody wants you…Nobody wants you Esther! Everyone wants to rape Esther! Everyone wants to rape Esther!”
And expected, Kenyans and especially feminists had a field day going in on Miguna following his disparaging comments on Esther Passaris.
Jeff on the other hand was accused of sitting back as his guests traded insults and trivialised rape.
After the backlash, Miguna went on social media to claim that the rape comment was taken out of context before saying that Esther poked him first by claiming he raped someone off air.
“…During the debate, I clearly stated to Jeff Koinange that I didn’t want to attack Passaris but both Jeff and Passaris insisted on the line of questioning and direction the “debate” took.
I have tremendous respect for women. But I don’t respect hypocrites and opportunists who use their gender to seek or obtain advantages that they don’t deserve.
Trying to cheaply play the “woman card” will not work for Esther Passaris, nor will it work for the cartels.
Esther Passaris doesn’t represent the interests of women. She represents only the selfish interests of Esther Passaris.” He posted.
3 months after this incidence that lost Jeff Koinange his job due to the backlash over his lack of control on the interview, Jeff has recovered and launched his show on Citizen TV.
Jeff Koinange Live made its debut at Citizen yesterday and it was clearly a hit judging from the comments on social media.
Check them out:
Kenipedia @KennStiffler: Jeff Koinange is like that hot chic that even if any guy breaks up with her other ninjas are always ready to have her #JeffKoinangeLIVE
Dr. PLO_Lumumba @PL0_Lumumba:The show was tramitatingly hogminemusing swemeindrane with alot of maturity, credibility & with no biasness! Great Jeff !! #JeffKoinangeLIVE
Boaz Mac Onyango: Watching from Dar, Tz. Good to have you back Jeff. How I wish you started it up with Miguna. Bring him soon.
9TH MARCH @dylan_nyariki: @KoinangeJeff Welcome back,, #jeffkoinangelive Am super excited that you are back on our screens. Hope the Your YouTube account continues
Njugush Johnie @Johniepower: @KoinangeJeff Your show is now the most watched show in Kenya in 2017. Yesterday night was almost declared a State of Emergency.
Charlie Charlie @charlieyahyoh: Uv got to give it to @KoinangeJeff such resilience,his brand makes ways 4him.No more rain,wind & noisy background music on #Jeffkoinangelive
Following the warm reception, Jeff sent out this message to his fans
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