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Netizens Rebuke CS Magoha for Calling Hijab-wearing Journalist Al Shabaab


Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has found himself on the receiving end after ethnically profiling a Muslim journalist.

The CS verbally attacked the lady journalist at a function at Pumwani Girls and Pumwani Boys Secondary Schools in Nairobi where he laid a foundation stone for the second phase of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) junior classrooms.

While addressing journalists, the journalist asked CS Magoha a question and instead of the CS answering, he demanded to know where the scribe came from.

“I come from Nairobi,” the lady answered politely.

The CS went ahead to demand to know if the scribe was not part of terrorism group al-Shabaab.

“Where in Nairobi? How do I know I am not talking to al-Shabaab?” CS Magoha said.

The CS answered the question after the journalist said she worked for NTV.

The video irked netizens, especially those from the Islamic community who demanded an apology from the no-nonsense CS.

Super Subanese: Somethings are not just laughable, somebody to please remind the CS that what he said can never be a joke.

Ahmed Mohamed: CS Magoha should be ashamed of himself. This is typical profiling. Because the young woman was in a hijab, you retort to such a repugnant outburst? NTV should be demanding an apology from this octogenarian who is out of touch.

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African Princess: Al Shabaab doesn’t have a certain look nani the group has people from all nationalities and ethnicities and not every somali person pledges allegiance to them nor supports them.

Zulekha Hassan: This is horrendous! No wonder the Ministry of Education is unable to effectively implement religious tolerance in public schools. So many schools in our Country are robbing our Muslim children.


Education CS George Magoha PHOTO/COURTESY

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