Embakasi East MP Babu Owino clashes with Linda Ogutu on air
MP Babu Owino was dared to walk out from a live TV interview when he referred to former Kenya Airways (KQ) marketing director, Chris Diaz, as a ‘thief’.
The MP and Mr. Diaz were guests at KTN evening how, The Big Story, hosted by Linda Ogutu.
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The topic of discussion was the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) – KQ proposed merger. The two then different in opinion and Mr. Owino ended up calling Mr. Diaz a ‘thief’ for his time at the troubled airline.
Ms. Ogutu then jumped in and told Mr. Owino, “If you can’t use civilized language, then you can leave the set.”
A harsh Mr. Owino asked Linda Ogutu, “What do you know about civilization?”
It is at this point that Ms. Ogutu had to call for a commercial break as she tried to take control of the situation.
Mr. Owino could be seen removing his earphones and throwing his hands in the air.
However after the commercial break, Linda Ogutu had controlled the panelist and the discussion went on.
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It should be remembered that on Wednesday, KAA workers went on a strike at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in objection to the KQ-KAA merger as they fear thorough loss of job should the loss making carrier merge with KAA.