When one door closes, another opens. This must ring true for Nairobi pastor Godfrey Migwi who has landed a new gig months after he was pushed out of Kameme FM for bashing President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The controversial Kayole-based preacher has been appointed as the Religion and Politics analyst in Africa at BBC News Swahili.
“Yes it’s a big move. I couldn’t believe it when they first contacted me. I, however, believe it’s my boldness and innate ability to speak the truth no matter what that landed me the job.
“Also for the record, I’m not a Tanga Tanga activist in Central Kenya. I’m just a watchman of the people. Just that I don’t sleep at my desk while on duty,” he posted on Facebook.
The founder and spiritual father at House of Hope Church Kayole also shared a picture taken at BBC offices and wrote; “Live on location from BBC studios, Watchman who never sleeps or fears when it comes to speaking for the voiceless. Watchman on duty and no turning back#Breakingbarriers#ReachingMany#sautiYaWanyonge.”
Earlier in June, the preacher was fired from Kameme FM after he was filmed in his home questioning President Uhuru’s development record in Central Kenya.
Kameme FM is under the MediaMax umbrella, which is owned by the Kenyatta family.
Pastor Migwi also landed in trouble with his former employer after he launched a stunning defense of Deputy President William Ruto, declaring that Uhuru’s new alliance with ODM leader Raila Odinga would not receive the backing of Mt Kenya people.
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