Tony Gachoka's Attack on Ruto Lands Him in Trouble

  • A collage of KTN presenter Tony Gachoka and Deputy President William Ruto. Gachoka, on Monday, September 22, mocked DP Ruto on his 2022 presidential ambitions. Facebook
  • KTN presenter Tony Gachoka, on Monday, October 21, launched a verbal attack on Deputy President William Ruto and his supporters.

    Taking to his Twitter, the presenter mocked the DP and claimed that he would not clinch the presidential seat in 2022. 

    "Good morning to supporters of Deputy President William Ruto and his false presidential bid of 2022. I say, 'If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles'," Gachoka wrote.

    KTN Presenter Tony Gachoka
    KTN Presenter Tony Gachoka made a tweet that some Kenyans did not find appealing

    His tweet was not taken lightly by some of his followers, who thought that his sentiments were biased.

    "I'm not a Ruto supporter but you're too biased my friend," Paul Ndirangu commented. 

    "I hope journalists will rise up to the occasion and address issues affecting wananchi (citizens) like poor governance (Jubilee), unbearable cost of living, heavily taxed poor Kenyans, electoral injustices instead of supporting individuals. Kenyans will decide on whom to elect come 2022.

    "We know Pointblank was started to talk ill of WRS and to taint him to be seen as a very bad person but I want to assure you he will be the president of this country whether you like it or not," another weighed in.

    "Be ready come 2022 because William Ruto will be your president. No regrets for supporting Ruto, hope you won't regret supporting Raila," Solomon Karori remarked.

    City lawyer Donald Kipkorir defended Gachoka, noting that he was a distinguished presenter, who had disclosed his political affiliation.

    "Being impartial doesn’t mean you can’t have a disclosed political position. What undermines our country is leaders not having established positions and thus they sway to the political rhythm of the day and easily influenced by bribes. Truth sets us free," he concluded.

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