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Jeff Koinange faces fresh arrest, forfeits Sh100,000

Koinange and Gachoka during one of the shows/COURTESY

Koinange and Gachoka during one of the shows/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – A fresh warrant has been issued against Talk-Show host Jeff Koinange after he failed to attend court on Monday.

During the mention of the case, Trial Magistrate Maisy Chesang ordered that the Sh100,000 bail granted to Koinange last week be surrendered to the State.

Koinange had been released on bail after he was arrested last Tuesday.

READ: Jeff Koinange freed on Sh100,000 bail in contempt case

Koinange’s lawyers Charles Mwongera and Edwin Sifuna informed the court that they could not reach him as he was said to be in Nigeria attending a meeting.

The lawyers last week managed to secure Koinange bail and said he would not abscond court sessions.

Political analyst Tony Gachoka was however present in court on Monday.

Koinange and Gachoka were sued by business tycoon Jimi Wanjigi for allegedly linking his firm, Kwacha Group of Companies, to the Anglo-Leasing scandal.

They allegedly uttered defamatory statements linking the company to the scam during Koinange’s TV show in May 2014 and March this year.

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