Renowned journalist a sexual molester?
26 September 2014, 19:10
Nairobi - Tony Mochama, most famously known as Smitta Smitten, a very
well published comlumnist has been accused of sexual assault by a Miss Patel.
This was brought to light after an article was posted by the JFJ (Journalists
for Justice) by its administrator on the matter.
The article read “On Saturday
September 20th, Standard Group columnist Mr. Tony Mochama allegedly committed
an indecent act upon the person of poet and activist Shailja Patel, at a gathering in
the home of Professor WambuiMwangi in Spring Valley, Nairobi.”
Smitta has denied these allegations claiming that
he did nothing indecent to the victim. Though a lot is still unclear on the
matter, including the use of the terms “Indecent Act”, which has not been
clarified, the case has been escalated and is expected to go to court.
Many comments on the matter were pro justice with others
claiming that this is a witch hunt. On Facebook, some of the comments on the
matter were like.
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" But the Kenyan law doesn’t recognize groping as sexual
assault. The whole thing is marred with malice. If you been sniffing around
these circles, you would know."
" Why did they go to
the police after trying mob justice and Shailja even politicizing the whole
thing? And what was the point of Wambui repeatedly tweeting Tony's employers,
sponsors and other creative contacts? Just a bunch of people jealous of one guy
that seems to be doing everything right."
" We had Tony at the festival all week. Personally i got hugged by him daily. May justice prevail.
And damages be paid".
Whether or not these allegations are true we are still
unsure. Read through the article published on the JFJ site and be the judge.
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