This must be the worst weekend for former aide of Raila Odinga who turned to be Uhuru/Ruto spannerboy: Mr. Tony Gachoka.
Gachoka, and TV journalist Jeff Koinange (Uhuru’s cousin) were each fined Ksh 2 million or six months in jail. Wealthy Jeff promptly paid the fine while Gachoka could not raise the amount, leading to the conviction. He was then booked at industrial area remand prison.
Gachoka became notorious for anti-Raila diatribe on Jeff Koinange show, the same show where the two claimed businessman Jimmy Wanjigi was the ghost face whom President Uhuru paid billions of Anglo-leasing money. Wanjigi took the two to court for defaming him, leading to the current case.
The current fines, however, emanate from the two failing to follow court orders. Here is how one insider chronicled Gachoka’s current life in prison.
After a enjoying a hearty breakfast of hot sugarless porridge that has traces of sand particles at Nairobi’s notorious Remand Prison this morning, Tony Gacoka is sitting in his cold cell after cleaning a pile of shit from the pail that serves as communal toilet. Of course, Gacoka is donning the trademark stripped prison uniform and wonders if to join other cellmates in playing a game of ajua on the board dug on the prison cell floor as they wait for lunch consisting of half cooked cabagges & ugali.
Who will pay his Ksh.2m contempt of court fine? He has spent the better part of 5 years insulting Raila Odinga and hoping to win a job from Jubilee. Unfortunately, Jubilee leaders are too busy raiding public coffers to notice Gacoka tribulations. Jela ni ya wanaume.
For those who dont know, Jim Wanjigi is a very influential figure, he worked closely with vice president the late George Saitoti till the fist months of 2012 when he switched camps to William Ruto and played a key role in roping Ruto to Uhuru camp forming the Jubilee coalition.