Ichung’wa denies tweet that made Otiende Amollo storm out of live TV show


Ichung’wa denies tweet that made Otiende Amollo storm out of live TV show
FILE PHOTO: Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wa

Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung’wa has disowned a Twitter account under his name which posted an offensive post towards members of the Luo community.

He spoke shortly after drama unfolded on a live morning show on NTV where Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo walked out saying he cannot sit on the same show with Mr Ichung’wa over the tweet that seemed to applaud police brutality on protesters in opposition strongholds.

Speaking to Citizen Digital Tuesday morning, Ichung’wa clarified that his official account @KIMANIICHUNGWAH, which is not verified, has about 3,200 Followers.

“I have only one Twitter account with my names in capital letters. The account that made that post being circulated on social media is not my Twitter handle. My official account has slightly over 3,200 users,” the Jubilee MP clarified.

Drama started after Amollo walked out of a live TV show over the offensive tweet he believes was sent by Ichung’wah.

“Ken (Mijungu) allow me to leave. I cannot sit on a panel with Kimani Ichung’wa because he sent a tweet that I find offensive, a tweet that suggests it’s okay to maim and kill Luos,” Mr Amollo said as he unplugged the lapel mic.

The Rarieda MP walked out of the show moments after Ichung’wa walked in.

However, the Kikuyu MP dismissed Amollo’s move to walk out of the show, adding that opposition supporters are behind the fake post and spreading of propaganda to tarnish his name.

“The move by Amollo to walk out is cowardly and it vindicates my position that NASA leaders are trying to stir emotions,” he said.

The fake account running under the name @HonIchungwa, which made the offensive post, has since been suspended by Twitter.

 

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