Popular TV host Jeff Koinange on Wednesday night out-witted bloodthirsty online attackers who were out campaigning for Kenyans to stop viewing his show, Jeff Koinange Live (JKL).
A hashtag, #BoycottJKL was initiated a few hours before the show in which Mr Koinange was set to host Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Issack Hassan.
As many joined the trend championed by bloggers who claimed that the renowned journalist would not be objective during the interview, Koinange presumably acted in accordance to the famous adage – If you can’t beat them, join them.
He cleverly dropped his previous hashtag #ontheropes and propelled the show on social media with #BoycottJKL.
In a move apparently initiated to mock the bloggers, Koinange walked out of his own program to show that he had ‘boycotted’ JKL.
However, a section of the public faulted the show host for always hosting personalities involved in corrupt dealings with some mentioning Ben Gethi a suspect in the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal who Koinange also allowed on his bench.