In the past Miguna has received praise and barbs for how he handles his fellow politicians and journalists.
The Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant has became the subject of an online attack after his televised altercation with a Kenyan presenter.
On KTN’s Morning Express show on Wednesday, July 26 Michael Gitonga interviewed the vocal politician and things got heated with Miguna even telling the journalist“You are used to mediocre leaders that you can bamboozle, and you can’t do that to me.”
To which Michael retorted with “I think you are the one used to bamboozling and bulldozing others. But it’s okay.”
And Miguna replied with “I am at your studio and I am answering your question. I am not going to be shafted.”
The answer set a negative tone for the whole interview and it resulted in the two going back and forth trying to outwit each other.
A section of the public was irked by how Miguna responded to Gitonga and went all out to attack the gubernatorial aspirant.
“Miguna is brilliant but has no people skills....his temperament is quite hostile and that may cost him,One person commented.
While another added, “No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.”
Others felt that Miguna ‘the bulldozer’ should be reined in by writing “Please try to control this arrogant man, he is going to aibisha you on air.”
Others felt that Miguna’s attitude would be the end of him and wrote “Miguna could have won easily if he was not arrogant and dictatorial” before another added, “Miguna you will lose terribly.”
However, others did not like how Gitonga handled himself in the interview.
“The journalist can’t embrace highly opinionated people. He is too personal.” One commented while others were not too kind as someone wrote “Michael Gitonga is doing very poorly on this interview. Mainstream MEDIOCRITY at its best. #MorningExpressKTN”
Another chimed in with “The interviewer's premise was wrong, meant to give the impression that Nairobi has always had a water problem. Secondly, the interviewer is either a poor listener or he is intentionally trying to misdirect Miguna Miguna, Either way, if one is a good listener and has a remarkable memory as Miguna Miguna it becomes extremely difficult to misdirect him.”