Why NTV’s Linus Kaikai Hates Robert Alai So Passionately


So Linus Kaikai hates Alai. You must have seen this by the way the NTV has tried to turn the Certificates of Doom story focus from Nairobi Aviation to Robert Alai. NTV, Nation FM, Daily Nation and all platforms of Nation Media have been used to try to disparage Alai’s character that those not privy to the details wonder if it is a story about Alai or “Certificates of Doom.”

The beef between Robert Alai and Linus Kaikai started when sources close to Emmy Kosgey revealed to Alai why she had to dump the then NTV editor. Emmy revealed that she realised who she was going to marry when Linus Kaikai and a team of Nation journalists had an accident in 2012 where Richard Chacha, Freda Karima and Emmanuel Talam were victims.

Thank God all the journalists escaped and healed afterwards.

But while admitted to Nairobi Hospital and then engaged to gospel singer Emmy Kosgey, the songstress realised that Linus Kaikai had 9 children with different children who came with their mothers to visit him in hospital. Some of the women were colleagues of Kaikai at NTV and she wondered how irresponsible and unprofessional Linus Kaikai was.

So Emmy Kosgey, who had previously gone against the word of her preacher father, decided to cancel the engagement and move on with her life. Kaikai did not take it well and started selling stories to gossip writers with the intention of spoiling the engagement of Emmy Kosgey to the Nigerian pastor who she went on to marry.

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Exchanges between Kaikai and Emmy were so nasty that at some point it forced a senior politician who was a mutual friend to the two to intervene. Emmy soldiered on and married her current husband.

Linus Kaikai has never forgiven Alai for being privy to such sensitive information. He was one time heard by a team of bloggers and journalists at the US ambassador’s residence complaining how Alai is on his case over private issues. Alai gave Kaikai a cold shoulder during the luncheon hosted by the US envoy.

During Alai’s last appearance on NTV’s press pass, Mark Maasai confessed that he had to go the extra mile to convince Kaikai to allow Alai to appear on the show as the now acting NTV MD hate Alai and believe that he should not be given access to any media platform to air his views. That is Kaikai’s way of handling media objectivity.

So Alai’s beef with Kaikai will go on for sometime and Nairobi Aviation story is just adding fuel to the already burning relationship. Another blog also detailed how Kaikai tried to destroy Emmy Kosgey’s marriage but the article was eventually pulled down. You can still get a Google cache here.

Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (


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