How sexual harassment claim ruined journalist’s life, career

Tony Mochama (left) and publisher John Mwazemba. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • As the tweets swirled with their attendant retweets, while sharp opinions flew around under the hashtag #StopTonyMochama, the writer’s life suddenly turned upside down.

  • His employers wanted answers. His phone buzzed every minute as friends called to hear what he had to say, and he lost count of the number of times he protested his innocence.
  • Mr Mochama said the allegations made him lose scholarships, guest lectures, business opportunities, friends and more.

  • He was too glad to share the story because the defamation case around it, where he had sued Ms Mwangi and Ms Patel, was finalised on Monday.

If you thought tweets are harmless, writer and journalist Tony Mochama will prove you wrong.

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