Watch Evans Kidero Blast Citizen TV Journalist [VIDEO]

Kidero then turned down her request for an interview after expressing displeasure in terms of her attitude.

Watch Evans Kidero Blast Citizen TV Journalist [VIDEO]
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero at the IEBC offices during clearance on June 5, 2022. /STANDARD DIGITAL

A video has emerged showing former Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero telling off a female Citizen TV reporter to the point of turning down her request for an interview.

The 17-second clip seen by Viral Tea showed Kidero stepping to the front for the interview but he took notice of the actions of the reporter, Laura Otieno, which he did not like.

He accused her of taking her job for granted and questioned her on why she was doing it from the start.

Kidero then turned down her request for an interview after expressing displeasure in terms of her attitude.

Watch the video:

"You're interviewing us like your heart is not here, why are you doing it in the first place? 

"I don't like your attitude. I don't want you to interview me," he said before walking away from Otieno.

Kidero's foul mood could have been sparked by his loss to Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga in the 2022 general elections. Wanga was elected as the Homa Bay governor with 244,559 votes against his 154,182 votes.

He became the first candidate to vow to challenge IEBC's results in court while Wanga became the youngest female governor and the first governor in the Nyanza region.

"We will follow what the law says where you are not satisfied with the election," he said. 

"The win was illegitimate. We won. Violence was meted at our people, Form 37As were changed from original ones to replaced ones, a lot of illegalities and election malpractices occurred and I do not recognize that win. The will of Homabay people has been subverted, it has not been respected, they voted for me."

Wanga led in seven out of eight constituencies in the county, while Kidero led in Homa Bay Town constituency with a 2,000 vote margin.

Jubilee SG Hits Out At Journalists For Asking Him To Speak In Kikuyu

In related news, Jubilee Party Secretary General, Jeremiah Kioni snapped at a journalist after being asked to address the media in his vernacular, Kikuyu.

Speaking during a press briefing at the party headquarters on Friday, August 12, Kioni alleged that the calls by journalists to have him speak to them in the vernacular language were partly the reason Azimio la Umoja failed in the hunt for votes in the Mt Kenya region.

"This habit of telling us to talk to you in Kikuyu when we are addressing national issues is what has contributed to the mess in Mount Kenya. You continue isolating us when we are talking about national issues until you are cooked as a small unit in Mount Kenya. 

"You have a team that has been introduced by vernacular stations who are going to represent without the national/global thing. Very dangerous for a community," he addressed.

He however expressed optimism that the Azimio candidate, Raila Odinga, would win the presidential elections, despite revealing that the vote-rich region will have to deal with the opposition, which saw many of the parliamentarians elected on United Democratic Alliance (UDA) tickets.

"For the first time since 1969, we have volunteered ourselves into the opposition. It is embarrassing. For the record, let all know there was no Yellow Wave in the Mount Kenya region including other regions like Bungoma, Taita Taveta and Kisii. These claims are far from the truth," Kioni added.

He further rubbished the dismal performance of the Jubilee party under President Uhuru Kenyatta in the polls after many of the candidates failed to clinch the lucrative seats. Among them was Kioni himself who conceded defeat in the Ndaragwa parliamentary race.

Kioni however opined that the party did well in consolidating the Azimio coalition's votes in the region, noting that Raila would have been whitewashed by Ruto within three days of the elections period. His sentiments come barely a day after he claimed that 33 constituencies in the region were subject to rigging.

Watch his address courtesy of Capital FM: