SICILY orders KTN and JEFF KOINANGE to pull down MIGUNA / PASSARIS interviewPolitics 05:42
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki, has asked the Media Council of Kenya to order KTN to pull down the offending content from the Jeff Koinange Live show aired on Wednesday last week.
Jeff Koinange hosted Nairobi gubernatorial aspirants, Miguna Miguna and Esther Passaris, who traded insults on a live TV interview.
In a statement to the press on Saturday, Sicily said the release of behind-the-scenes footage from the show to the wider public was a de-humanising act, therefore unacceptable.
“The comments shared online further highlighted that we still have a long way to go as a society towards changing our attitudes towards gender based violence," Sicily said.
The CS said MCK must act on that particular show as well as other similar incidents and in future take decisive action to protect victims.
"The sorry scene was made equally worse by the collective failure of the several actors who stood by and watched from a distance,” she said.
Sicily also sought answers on why the media house allowed the continued assault.
"Why didn’t anyone step in? Who were behind the scenes? Who were these silent actors?" She asked.
The Kenyan DAILY POST