One of Kenya’s most popular authors, Tony Mochama, AKA Smitta Smitten, also a poet and creative writer, has ditched the bachelors’ club, again.
It will be remembered that back in September 2014, Tony who writes for The Standard‘s Pulse magazine where he popularises Sminglish – a Smitten’s dialect, made headlines for all the wrong reasons after a fellow poet, Shailja Patel, accused him of sexually harassing her.
Shailja alleged that the incident happened at one Wambui Mwangi’s house in Spring Valley, Nairobi. According to Tony’s accuser, he was part of a group of friends who had been invited to a BBQ meeting for Kenya’s top poets on a Saturday afternoon at the house.
Luckily for Tony, his Russian bae Sharon came to his defense saying Shailja had been on a “witch-hunting” mission against her husband since 2006.
The writer then sued Professor Wambui Mwangi, who fronted and sustained a Twitter libel campaign against him for defamation. The case is yet to be determined.
But that was then, Tony has been able to shake off the controversy although he and Sharon went separate ways.
It also seems like Tony Mochama is quite a charmer as he now boasts a brand new wife, she is a beautiful lady from within the borders and more specifically the foot of Mt Kenya region.
Last weekend, the two formalised their union in a traditional wedding at Flora Njagi’s rural home.
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