We take a look at prominent TV journalists and TV hosts whose careers went down the drain after they were charged with murder, directly or indirectly.
While some were charged, some jailed, others are still awaiting the ending of their cases.
1. Esther Arunga
Esther Arunga has been in the news the past few days after she admitted to having lied to protect her husband for the death of her 3 year old son.
2. Louis Otieno
Former NTV reporter Louis Otieno came into the limelight over his alleged connection in the murder of Careen Chepchumba.
Careen was found dead in her apartment seven years ago and Otieno was one of the suspects. The police cleared him of any wrongdoing.
After that his career never picked up again.Not much is known about his life.
3. Moses Dola
Former journalist Moses Dola was this year sentenced to 10 years for allegedly killing his wife Wambui Kabiru at their matrimonial home in Umoja Estate on May 1, 2011.
According to Dola the argument arose from the high gospel music which he was playing and which the late Wambui felt would wake up the baby.
Partly giving his testimony Dola says
“Just as I was picking our son, she shot up and charged at me.
She asked where I wanted to take her baby. In her charging she was holding the scissors. It was a split second event.
Unfortunately, it pricked (sic) my hand but I managed to squeeze her hand and she released it,”
‘Wewe ukiamka kwa hii nyumba kwani kila mtu lazima aamke (If you wake up in this house, must everyone else wake up?).
The judge was told that Wambui reached for the scissors but Dola tackled her, and they both fell on the bed.He testified:
She hit her head on the bed, but because we fell on the mattress I did not realise that she was injured.” According to Dola, his wife’s last words were “ona umeniumiza” (see you have hurt me).
According to Dola, he went to his brother in law’s house in a bid to seek a truce with his wife. After that both Wambui’s brother and Dola went to drink.
He testified that he was to take his bother in law to a baby shower later in the evening and thus they parted ways and he headed back to the house to freshen up.
When he got to the house, the court heard, Wambui was still lying in bed and did not respond when he called her name.
4. Jacque Maribe
Former Citizen reporter Jacque Maribe is the latest TV personality to be charged with aiding murder.
Maribe whose case is still ongoing was arrested alongside her fiancee Joseph Irungu alias Jowie over the murder of business woman Monicah Kimani.
Their case is still ongoing.