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NTV's 'Kanini Fingers Duale' title on TV ignites debate

The used word has split the audience.

Tweeps on Tuesday night through Wednesday morning were awed by the use of the language, many in fact arguing that the Media Council of Kenya should step in to bring sanity.

A popular online dictionary defines the phrase ‘finger someone’ as “the act of identifying someone as a certain person (As if pointing a finger at someone).”


The context of the usage, however, differs, and for the case of Kanini fingering Duale’ was purely a move by Mr Kanini to accuse Mr Duale of having waged the war against the sugar report, leading to its ouster.

Some tweeps have, in fact, accused NTV editors of probably watching a lot of pornography content, and as such, the results would be posting such TV scrolls.

“Forget about super petrol, it now seems that NTV editors have been watching too much porn. 'Kanini Fingers Duale',” a Kimani Mwangi said via Twitter.



“#GitheriMedia indeed. Any editor sensitive on what goes on in society would not use such a tagline "Kanini fingers Duale" NTV Kenya,” Mwalimu Mutie tweeted.

Mbas Liech argued: “Yaani 2018 and educated Kenyans have no idea what 'to finger' means in the context of Kanini to Duale?”

And even worse offline, writers had heated debate Wednesday morning, with Tony, arguing that the rotten society is to blame for the misinterpretation of the context of usage.

“That’s how dirty minded Kenyans are. People who always belief that any act related to fingering is sex-oriented are misguided. Mature people would know that easily, not the current, spoiled brats,” Tony assertsa


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