It seems public outcries do work. A week after the most controversial JKL episode yet, Jeff Koinange has called it quits. The nation was shocked when he allegedly allowed Nairobi 2017 gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna to insult fellow aspirant Esther Passaris on his show.
Miguna’s statement towards Passaris were: “Esther, you are very beautiful, everyone wants to rape you”, caused outrage among Kenyans and women rights institutions, demanding action be taken against Koinange.
Jeff has been on the receiving end for the said show, for allowing Miguna to ‘disrespect’ Passaris.
Last night after his interview with gospel artists, Sinach of Nigeria (‘I know who I am’ hit-maker) and Nigerian Kenyan born Emmy Kosgei he dropped a bomb.
“About a week ago, we had a programme which deteriorated into something else where two guests went into each other, really out for control. and there are some people out there who think I should have done something to control them. but in television, it’s always not easy,” Jeff said, and apologized to his viewers over the incident.
He added: “This will be the final JKL episode on KTN but I promise to come back in another station. JKL isn’t going anywhere. It’s just changing homes.”
KTN seems to have succumbed to the public outcry and terminated their contract with Jeff.
He posted the message below on his social media platforms
— #TeamShaffie (@ShaffieWeru) November 25, 2016