Murkomen Mocks Tony Gachoka After Arrest

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen [Photo, Courtesy]
Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen was quick to mock KTN show host Tony Gachoka following his arrests at Diani, Kwale County.

Murkomen through a tweet, made his opinion on the matter known minutes after the popular journalist was apprehended.

The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator questioned Gachoka if the plane he was boarding was owned by Deputy President William Ruto.

“Is the plane owned by Kenya under Ruto?” stated Murkomen.

The punch thrown by the lawmaker was due to the Point Blank show host being a constant critic of Ruto.

The TV host was on Wednesday taken into custody after causing disturbance at the Diani airstrip after being restricted to board a plane.

Gachoka, had been stopped from catching a Silverstone flight heading to Nairobi due to being in possession of liquor stuffed in his traveling suitcase.

Nehemiah Bitok, who is the Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD), confirmed the incident and revealed that the political activist was under the influence when the incident ensued.

Passengers who were part of the flight, narrated that the Mombasa Road based media company employee had gone overboard after he begun insulting the other people traveling with the aircraft.

Ukunda Airstrip entrance

Additional information pointed out that the vocal media personality insisted on travelling with the merchandise despite being aware of the law in place at the facility.

Bitok, reiterated that Gachoka is set to be presented in court on Thursday and would be charged with being drunk and disorderly.

He further asserted that the journalist is being held at the Diani Police Station for the night.

This was the second time Gachoka has found himself on the wrong side of the law after being apprehended and charged in 2015.

The Standard Group company staff together with his colleague, Citizen TV anchor Jeff Koinange, had been taken to court by Jimi Wanjigi over defamation allegations.

The two had been charged with a fine of Ksh 2 million which Gachoka failed to pay and was sentenced to six months in prison.

According to the the court, Gachoka and his counterpart went against an order issued preventing them from discussing a matter involving the businessman, another person identified as Sani Mbui Wanjigi together with Kwacha Group of Companies Limited.

Tony Gachoka during a past court session

Nicholas Nyamai, who was the legal representative of the complainants, argued that the firm had recorded loses due to the breach by the two media celebrities.

Nyamai disclosed that his clients demanded that Gachoka and Koinange a compensation for slander.

The legal representative quoted an amount of Ksh 60 million as the fee to be settled.

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