KTN journalist Zubeida Koome’s question to Nairobi City County gubernatorial hopeful Johson Sakaja during the county’s gubernatorial debate at the Catholic University of East Africa on Monday has sparked online debate.
Zubeida was among the panellists at the event and at a point, in a heated debate that brought together aspirants seeking to succeed Governor Ann Kananu at City Hall, asked if Sakaja is the real name of the Nairobi Senator.
Zubeida: is your names Sakaja?
Sakaja: Is your name Zubeida?
Zubeida: I’m the one asking the questions
Sakaja: If you ask unnecessary questions I give you unnecessary answer!
Zubeida: Just tell us if your name is Sakaja
Sakaja: Who did you invite?
The particular exchange has led to mixed reactions online as Twitter users are still airing their views;
Senior Mwana O Karuti – “Even Mark Masai is surprised by behavioral issues of Zubeida Koome. Very incompetent to handle debate. She is too loud to attack Sakaja.”
Heisenberg @DrJuma_M – “Zubeida Asking “Is your Name really Sakaja” will go down as the Most Stupid Question asked by a Githeri Journalist.”
Thuo Kimani Githuku @thuogithuko – “Zubeida Koome has repeated the same behavior she did in that Town Hall with Ruto today with Sakaja. You can detect her bias in just the tone.”
Robert ALAI @RobertAlai – “Zubeida gave Sakaja a lifeline in that debate with the lame “is your name Sakaja” line. Rigged debate!”
Eugene Ongeri ➐ @EugeneOngeri – “Zubeida Koome and team invites Sakaja to this debate, she then invites the same Sakaja to the podium by mentioning his name. But she stoops too low to ask him his name. Bure kabisa!
Cyprian, Is Nyakundi @CisNO01 – “As you vote for the 5th President William Ruto on 9th August, remember to vote for Sakaja also. Zubeida Koome and Igathe are infact wasting his time & resources. Swear in Sakaja now!”