In 2016 K24’s Eric Njoka was rumoured to have solicited for sex from another man on a dating site.
Njoka’s alleged exchanges with the man were leaked online. They apparently met on Grindr.
Fast forward to 2019, the news anchor says the conversation was masterminded by a man he had never met but was only trying to extort him off Sh60,000.
“Rumours that I am gay and yes I will talk about it. In 2016 some guy just decided to get some money from this n*gga who looks like he is so moneyed, from this anchor who is so flamboyant. So what does he do? He collaborates with a friend and colleague in one of the universities here. Forms a profile and gets all my pictures and gets a picture of the p**** or something, shares with friends and then calls me and promised to leak the information.
I said whatever do what you gotta do. I thought he was playing with me. It’s a person I have never met or interacted with, he sounded really old, sounded so Somali (I am sorry) and he was so confident about it. He said that if you don’t give me my Sh60,000 he would expose me,” Njoka told Sarah Ibrahim.
Delving deeper into the gay rumours, the journalist who also doubles up as a mortician, said that his sexuality is his business.
He further noted that the entire phone conversation also leaked three ago was well put together.
“He took a recording that I had with a girlfriend I was fighting with, she was also involved. People it was blackmail! Someone wanted to blackmail me. They really wanted to get cash off me and I refused. If I am gay if I am not, its none of your concern.
My concern and my biggest worry is that we let him in and we took his side of the story. I never spoke about it because there was nothing to speak about. I never told anybody about this because there was nothing to tell. I never shied away from it because there was nothing to be afraid of because at the end of the day that was not me. and my career was never to be destroyed by that weak bastard who thought that one Eric Njoka will fall. He has not fallen,” he continued.
Asked by The Other Side show host whether he plans on settling down, Njoka said he will forever remain a bachelor.
“To all the people who have been asking, yes I am a bachelor and I am a proud bachelor. And I would love and I would like and I am planning to stick to the bachelor side for the rest of my life,” he added.