Political activist cum journalist Tony Gachoka has come under intense criticism from a section of online users who have accused him of being biased in his Point Blank interviews always aired on KTN Tv every Wednesday evening.
According to the users, Tony who usually invites political leaders into his show has always been biased against Deputy President William Ruto.
The allegations rose once again on Wednesday 9 after Tony hosted Human Rights Activist Boniface Mwangi in his show.
In his show, among many other topics touching on Ruto, Tony had sought the activist’s opinion on why Deputy President William Ruto had been adversely mentioned in many corruption cases.
However, many users seemed not pleased with Tony’s frequent mention of Ruto’s name in every statement he made.
— KTN News Alerts (@KTNNewsKE) October 9, 2019
He was accused of dragging Ruto’s name in every conversation he holds with his guest something many alleged was Gachoka’s trick to soil the deputy president in every way possible.
“Now when a journalist invites Raila Odinga, Eugene Wamalwa, David Murathe, Maina Kamanda, Raphael Tuju, James Orengo to his birthday party and then allows guests to endorse Raila Odinga, do you really expect that candidate to remain neutral??” posted one user on Facebook Luiz Kipkoech Patrick
Whoever gave @TonyGachoka job as a journalist in @KTNKenya just messed up the whole media industry in Kenya.
Every single question you are asking @bonifacemwangi is about discrediting @WilliamsRuto and praising the despots of power.#pointblank@KTNPointBlank
Tony is just a goon pic.twitter.com/zFxbrJWYJu
— Mt Kenya 001🇰🇪 (@itspeterkariuki) October 9, 2019
This is not the first time the outspoken journalist is coming under attack over the same.
Three weeks ago, the former Raila Odinga’s aide had a bitter exchange of words between him and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen after Gachoka tweeted that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were no longer one but two different people saying their relationship was fast fading away.
“Speaking as a Mt. Kenya insider not as a media man take it or leave it, DP William Ruto and Uhuru have fallen out irredeemably! I have spoken with the President about this and on the future of Kenya as he retires. TG speaks as it is; now haters can tweet,” Tweeted Tony.
Speaking as a Mt. Kenya insider not as a media man take it or leave it, DP William Ruto and Uhuru have fallen out irredeemably! I have spoken with the President about this and on the future of Kenya as he retires. TG speaks as it is; now haters can tweet. #RutoSnubsMurkomen pic.twitter.com/oS5c0WUuRV
— Tony Gachoka (@TonyGachoka) September 22, 2019
Gachoka’s tweet angered Murkomen who alleged that the political analyst has specialised in attacking DP William Ruto on his show. He dared him to invite Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to the show and explain his links with South Sudan.
Here are some of the tweets from angry users who told accused Gachoka of biased interviews in his show;
Tony Gachoka is such a biased journalist who always narrow down his questions to Ruto. He be like I’ll be back to Uhuru but first Ruto that Ruto this” point blank is an anti Ruto show. #pointblank @KTNPointBlank @KTNKenya #KOT
— #Olenkuri 🇰🇪 (@manwel254) October 9, 2019
I can’t give my airtime to KTN point blank of @TonyGachoka useless journalist
— Madam Eve (@madam_zaina_eve) October 10, 2019
The ever biased Tony Gachoka hosts KTN Point Blank, a recorded Talk Show that premieres on KTN Home and KTN News every Wednesday at 10.00 PM. https://t.co/XKPA2z9x7I#RutoSnubsMurkomen #UnmaskingGachoka
— The Nairobi Scandal (@NairobiScandal) September 22, 2019
@KTNPointblank@TonyGachoka Am withdrawing my viewing of Point Blank. Tony Gachoka has made Point Blank a Ruto Business and Ruto is equal to Point Blank. He is so biased!!!
— Hon.J.B. Kanga, MCA (@JBKanga) October 2, 2019
First of all the guy dives in tribalism,full of dictatorship and Ni kitambi tu akili hakuna
— lynn murono (@_lynnet) October 10, 2019
I questioned his journalism skills nikawekwa blick
— Annie Ngugi (@anniewangui_) October 10, 2019
If there’s local garbage I can’t waste my time watching, it’s KTN channel.. It have been reduced to be dynasties diapers, handling their dirty 💩💩 .
— George Kayman (@KaymanGeorge) October 10, 2019