Kenyan Journalist Jeff Koinange Arrested

  • Kenyan Journalist Jeff Koinange has been arrested

    The journalist who hosts Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) show on KTN is said to have declined to honour court summons issued against him.

    Koinange is set to face contempt charges today Tuesday afternoon, for failing to appear in court to answer to a defamation suit against him.

    The JKL show host together with businessman Tony Gachoka are alleged to have discussed the conduct of a company on his show, despite the company having obtained a court order barring the same.

    Senior Resident Magistrate Maisy Chepsang had on Wednesday 13, issued an order of arrest for Koinange and Gachoka.

    The duo yesterday Monday, failed in their bid to bar their arrest.

    News of the arrest has sparked a wave of reactions on social media with the popular journalist remaining optimistic and making light of the matter.

    Ha Ha Ha.....Sawa Bro....I'm planning to be outta here in time for OUR Smmmmmmmmmokin SHOW kesho...are you still on?

    — Jeff Koinange MBS (@KoinangeJeff) May 19, 2015

    Talk-show journalist @KoinangeJeff arrested, to face contempt proceedings for failing to appear in court in defamation suit against him.

    — Nation FM (@NationFMKe) May 19, 2015

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