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Kenyans react ahead of Evans Kidero’s comeback to lime light on Citizen TV

Citizen TV will host Kidero on Tuesday

File image of Evans Kidero when he appeared on JKL. Citizen TV will host him on Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Citizen TV has found itself on the receiving end following its decision to host former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero in first candid interview since losing the Nairobi County gubernatorial elections on his life after City Hall.

Kidero who took a low profile after losing the Nairobi County Gubernatorial elections to Mike Sonko will be making a comeback to the limelight amidst allegations of corruption dating back to his tenure at the helm of collapsed Mumias Sugar Company and a five-year stint at City Hall.

Sam Gituku is scheduled to host Kidero on Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019 in his morning show Day Break.


However, the announcement was met with hostility from a section of Kenyans with some vowing not to tune in to the TV station on the day of the interview.

One user accused Citizen of providing an opportunity for the politician who has been named in corruption scandals to sanitize his name.

This is not the first time that such allegations are being leveled against the country’s leading TV station.


In the wake of the NYS scandal in 2017, Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange hosted Anne Waiguru who was the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution when the scandal happened.

A section of the public alleged that it was a plot to sanitize Waiguru who was eventually cleared by the courts ahead of her Kirinyaga county gubernatorial quest.

Similar allegations were made last year when Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange hosted South Sudan General tycoon Paul Malong shortly after he was implicated in the South Sudan war, corruption and smuggling of resources from Africa’s youngest nation.

The move was seen by some as an attempt to sanitize the South Sudanese tycoon from the grave allegations that have attracted the attention of International Organizations.


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