The first thing KTN TV host Tony Gachoka did after being released by the Kwale Law Court on a Ksh50, 000 bail was to escalate his long-standing tiff with Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
Gachoka was charged with causing public nuisance after he declined to be screened at Diani Airstrip.
He is also accused of trying to forcefully enter a Silverstone aircraft while carrying alcoholic drinks.
Murkomen while reacting to the news of Gachoka being charged tweeted “This is pure public nuisance”
@kipmurkomen I would rather have a drink when am off work in Diani, than steal a dam from my own people. Crooked people are worse to look at than a tipsy 50 year old. Get a life 😜 https://t.co/QCHSCvY0Hi
— Tony Gachoka (@TonyGachoka) October 17, 2019
Gachoka in a quick response accused the Senator of being a crook and asked him to get a life.
“I would rather have a drink when am off work in Diani, than steal a dam from my own people. Crooked people are worse to look at than a tipsy 50-year-old. Get a life” he tweeted.
It is not the first time the two public figures have exchanged nasty comments on Twitter.
On Wednesday following news of Gachoka’s arrest, Murkomen asked him whether the airplane he is accused of trying to forcefully board while intoxicated belongs to Deputy President William Ruto.
The TV host, who is a former aide to opposition leader Raila Odinga, is an open critic of DP Ruto.
— Tony Gachoka (@TonyGachoka) October 15, 2019
When Gachoka posted his home in the upmarket Diani area in Mombasa County in October 5 Murkomen asked him to reveal his source of funds since “he knows how much his TV job pays him”
— Tony Gachoka (@TonyGachoka) October 5, 2019