Tony Gachoka says prison experience was horrible, full of drug dealers and thugs
Gachoka was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday for contempt of court for discussing a defamation case against KTN brought by wheeler-dealer Jimi Wanjigi.
TV host Jeff Koinange did not go to jail because he paid the Sh2m fine.
Gachoka spent the weekend in the Industrial Area prison.
“It was horrible,” he told the Star yesterday. “It was full of drug dealers and thugs. It was a very bad experience.”
“But is not true that I could not afford to pay the Sh2 million. I refused to pay the fine on principle. I cannot be party to corruption like that,” Gachoka said.
He was released on Monday after judge Weldon Korir at Milimani suspended the sentence pending determination of the appeal.
Koinange and Gachoka linked Wanjigi to the Anglo Leasing scandal during the JKL show aired on March 12. Wanjigi in his affidavit said Gachoka and Koinange slandered him by saying that Anglo Leasing ghosts are “Jimi Wanjigi”.