Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna has come out to strongly condemn Citizen TV after its producer sent him threats via WhatsApp messaging app.
The controversial wannabe Nairobi governor says that Citizen TV producer only known as Sam sent him abusive and unprofessional messages.
“The @citizentvkenya “Producer,” Sam has just sent me very abusive and unprofessional messages on @WhatsApp. I don’t beg to appear on TV,” Miguna Miguna tweeted.
Kenyans on Twitter put him to task to share screenshots of the abusive WhatsApp messages but Miguna stood his ground saying wouldn’t publish defamatory statements.
Miguna only offered comprehensive explanation to Ekuru Aukot – former Secretary of the Committee of Experts on Constitution Review, who inquired why he was grumbling.
See the conversation below:
Juda$254: please share the screenshots. We need to roast him
Governor Miguna: That would be tantamount to repeating and republishing defamatory statements and would undermine my legal action against him.
NguGi: how was the message defamatory if it was sent only to you? jst asking
Governor Miguna: The words would be “defamatory” when repeated or republished. Unlike you, I am extremely careful with what I write. Re-read my messages.
nguGi: defamatory when repeated or republished is defferent from repeating or republishing defamatory statements which is what you had twitted 1st
Governor Miguna: You are allowed to continue practicing your churlish tongue twisters. #MigunaDraintheSwamp
Ekuru Aukot: Janyando what are they saying. Our media is sinking low .
Governor Miguna: The man threatened that he will not allow me to appear on @citizentvkenya and called me names that I would rather not repeat here, Chief.
Ekuru Aukot: Noooo these guys @citizentvkenya get alot of free content that increase their ratings from some of us .
Governor Miguna: They prefer to stage-manage politics where they can prop-up mediocre criminals as “leaders” and perpetuate the culture of impunity.
Alphonce Juma: U need main stream media 2reach the masses pls tone down & use their platform for ure own good.
Governor Miguna: That’s self-defeatist. The so-called mainstream media is corrupt & incompetent. We shall triumph in spite of them. We’ll not be compromised.
martinothigo: Share the message ama we’ll just treat it as attention seeking
Governor Miguna: Do what you like.