Fireworks as Senator, Police boss clash on live TV – VIDEO
There was drama on national TV prime time on Wednesday night when the Assistant Police Inspector General Charles Owino engaged Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina in a shouting match that resulted in temporary discontinuation of transmission.
The two exchange bitter words while wagging fingers at each when they appeared as guests on NTV’s weekly Side Bar even as the show host Larry Madowo desperately attempted to calm down tempers.
Trouble started when the Senator attempted to put the police boss to task over recent killings of the innocent, the latest being the shouting to death of a seven-year-old boy at Pipeline estate when police officers clashed with Nasa supporters.
But Owino quickly injected while Ole Kina was making a point on the issue of limited rights. At that point the dialogue quickly degenerated into a shouting match.
Below are excerpts of the heated exchange:
Charles Owino: Senator, let me warn you.
Ole Kina: You cannot warn me. Why are you warning me, Kwani am I your child?.
Owino: I’m the authority!
Ole Kina: You are not an authority my friend! I’m a lawmaker as well. You can cannot violate my rights.
Owino: But who enforces that law? Who enforces it?
Madowo: Gentlemen… gentlemen… we have a shouting match here… We are gonna take a break because this has become a shouting match.
And while the two engaged in the verbal slugfest, netizens seemed to enjoyed the whole episode. But it’s clear on whose side they were on.
When warnings are given on live TV shows, we need to be more than worried as a country. Police bosses need sober minds for dialogues
— Sheillah Bahati (@sheibahati) November 29, 2017
Seriously what has become of our police service, threatening people on TV and telling them they are the authority
— onesmus mainga (@OnesmusMainga) November 29, 2017
How can a police officer threaten someone on live tv…this shows that if it was not live and they were alone,he wld have shot him jst like they are famous for.
— Zuyder (@Zuyder_reen) November 30, 2017
Sad how our police feel so empowered that they can walk on anyone and trample on law and not be accountable to their actions. Ni Kwa muda
— Sullivan Inyele (@Sulliegagah) November 29, 2017
hahahahaha…..this i like.!! Eti i am the law…owino is a bad debator
— Humphrey Kagevera (@Humkagevera001) November 29, 2017
The problem with the police isnt they enforce the law..they think they r the LAW. Police state.
— justice=peace (@hamudi_za) November 30, 2017
I stopped watching these shows bt having watched @Owino threatening a senator depicts how rotten the police force has become. The police has no mandate threatening, killing or maiming #kenyans they should be protecting us.
— isaac aliyah (@isaac_aliyah) November 30, 2017
why in heaven and earth would a human being think he is god? Owino , you are very unprofessional. You do not deserve that post!!!!
— Ombuna Cyrus (@Omachini) November 30, 2017
Big shame on all the police forces especially top commanders, they’ve got it all wrong. Human life is the most precious thing and their work is to protect and not the opposite. We’re in the 21st century and all these is just a time bomb in waiting
— John Machoka (@johnmachoka) November 30, 2017
Owino ought to have answered Olekina’s question of “when did the Police change from being a SERVICE to a FORCE” this shouting wouldn’t have happened
— ENDEGWA (@JumbaJoe) November 30, 2017