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KTN’s Tony Gachoka Released After Night in Police Cells

KTN presenter Tony Gachoka was on Thursday, October 17, arraigned in court and released on Ksh50,000 cash bail after the drama at the Diani Airstrip in Kwale.

Gachoka who is the host of Pointblank had been arrested on Wednesday evening, October 16, as he tried to board a Nairobi-bound flight while carrying alcohol.

He was released after denying public nuisance charges.

KTN's Point Blank show host Tony Gachoka after his arrest
KTN’s Pointblank show host Tony Gachoka after his arrest on Wednesday, October 16

Appearing before Principal Magistrate Joe Omido, Gachoka was also charged with refusing to be screened at the airstrip’s checking point.

According to Citizen Digital, he faced another charge of being intoxicated at the airstrip.

Gachoka reportedly became rowdy and hurled insults at some of the passengers who tried to restore calmness amidst the drama.  

Msambweni OCPD Nehemiah Bitok who confirmed that the TV show host contravened the airline’s regulations.

The case will be heard on Friday, October 25, 2019.

In 2015, Gachoka was banned from appearing as a guest on Jeff Koinange Live (JKL), which aired on KTN at the time, after he allegedly turned up intoxicated and uttered defamatory statements against senior government officials.

JKLive show host Jeff Koinange and Tony Gachoka in the 2015 interview that led to his ban from future appearances.
News anchor Jeff Koinange and Tony Gachoka in a 2015 interview that led to the latter’s ban from future appearances on JKL which aired on KTN

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