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Never! Ken Mijungu bans MP from his show over controversial remarks

The MP insisted that the video had been manipulated to misrepresent his comments

Ken Mijungu
  • Mijungu said it was unfortunate the remarks were coming from a leader
  • Maalim insisted that the video had been manipulated
  • The video has drawn a lot of criticism towards the leader

KTN News journalist Ken Mijungu has strongly condemned remarks made by Dadaab Member of Parliament Farah Maalim in a viral video.

The video features Maalim, speaking in Somali, suggesting that he would have taken extreme measures against Gen Z protestors if he were the president.

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In the undated clip, Farah Maalim is seen declaring that, had he been the Kenyan President, he would not have allowed Gen Z to protest against the Finance Bill.

The translated video depicts the lawmaker making incendiary comments and advising President William Ruto to adopt a harsh stance on the ongoing protests.

Reacting to the video, Mijungu has vowed never to have Maalim on his show again.

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"A member of Parliament is on camera saying if he was the president the day demonstrators breached parliament, he would have killed 5000 of them! A LAWMAKER said this! A SEASONED Legislator.

"As a patriotic Kenyan, I will never host him on my show again! Never," Ken Mijungu passionately stated.

In response to the backlash, Maalim appeared on a KTN News show, vehemently denying the accusations.

He insisted that the video had been manipulated to misrepresent his comments.

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"The video making the rounds has been edited. It's all cutting and pasting, taking a word from here and putting it together.

"It is Somalis who basically would do that, for other reasons, because I also weighed in on the politics of Somalia," Maalim asserted during the interview.

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Maalim's comments have sparked widespread criticism online, with many Kenyans calling for action to be taken against the MP.

The video has been shared extensively on social media, prompting a debate on the responsibilities and conduct of public officials.

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