Boniface Mwangi: “Jeff Koinange Lied To Me… I Cannot Debate a Hate Monger”
After his dramatic walk out from Jeff Koinange Live on Wednesday night, Boniface Mwangi took to Facebook to explain his reasons.
A few minutes into his interview, Moses Kuria walked in. Jeff acted surprised and insisted that the Gatundu South MP was uninvited. Boniface was however unimpressed and walked out anyway. Lucky for him, the unofficial government spin doctor Dennis Itumbi soon walked in too. Boniface had categorically declined to debate Itumbi earlier in the day.
This was Mwangi’s explanation on Facebook.
When Jeff Koinange invited me to his show l asked, “who am l going to be with?” He told me Dennis Itumbi and l declined the invite. l didn’t want to waste my time with a spin doctor who is very allergic to the truth. After a short while Jeff got in touch and told me he will host me alone.
KTN produced a poster for the show that circulated online of Jeff and I. Jeff tweeted several times about the show and there was no mention of another person. The show started well and we had barely warmed the bench when Jeff pulled a fast one on me. Moses Kuria, someone with several hate speech court cases, walked in. I immediately stood up and walked out on principle.
As a photographer l witnessed first hand what hate mongering can do during the post election violence of 2007-08. Kenya was almost destroyed by tribal politics in 2007-08, which led to the deaths of over 1300 people. Kuria is in court for hate remarks that could lead our country to tribal violence. My values wouldn’t allow me to share a platform with Kuria. I will not share a platform with hate-mongers, thieves, and their apologists. My values are more important than TV airtime. Thank you for watching. #TeamCourage #BMUnBounded