Raila Odinga went on to ask Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the war in Gaza terming it inhuman and primitive.
“I want to advise Mr. Netanyahu to stop killing Arab children in Palestine. We must condemn in the strongest terms possible the brutality with which innocent children and women of Palestine are being brutalized by the regime of Mr Netanyahu. It is inhuman, primitive, and brutal and we condemn it,” he added.
However, while reporting on the opposition chief’s comments, NTV quoted him as having condemned Israel’s attack on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas is a Sunni Islamist political and military organization governing the foregoing strip.
Miguna would come out to correct the media house over the reportage.
Putting things into context, Miguna stated that Raila had condemned the Netanyahu-led troops for brutalizing the Palestinians, not Hamas.
“You are a Zionist agent out to distort and mislead. Raila Odinga condemned apartheid Israel for “brutalizing Palestinians.” He didn’t mention “Hamas” in the clip you have published. Shame on the useless Kenyan media!” said Miguna.
To join Miguna in castigating the Nationa Media Group-owned station was Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma.
The lawmaker observed that the Azimio leader was in solidarity with the Palestinian people and not the Hamas.
He justified Israel’s launching attacks on the Islamic group at the expense but not civilians.
“Raila Odinga has condemned the killing of innocent Palestinian children and women by Israel. Let Israel go for Hamas, not innocent civilians,” said Kaluma.