Former Citizen TV anchor, turned business-lady Julie Gichuru on Tuesday came under fierce attack on social media, after her betting company M-cheza was put on the spot on what many betters claimed to be low bonuses yet they had not read the mCheza betting terms and conditions which are different from one betting company to the other.
Twitter bigwig and controversial blogger, Cyprian Nyakundi claimed that journalist Julie Gichuru is a fraud. The allegations are that Julie, who is affiliated to Mcheza, has been engaging in PR stunts for the sports betting company that is said to be a beneficiary of other companies owned by the Gichuru family that are subject to court-cases.
Ms Gichuru, who is a shareholder at betting company M-cheza , was also lashed for allowing gambling to bloom in the country yet she is considered to be a public figure.
However, the spokesperson for the company, Julie Gichuru, who is also a media personality, wrote on her twitter handle that they were acting as per their terms and conditions set by global company Intralot and hence before placing any bet Kenyan are advised to read terms and conditions instead of bashing a company.
A hash tag dubbed #FallOfJulieGichuru trended on social media tainting her image.
Vocal personalities on the internet including Human Rights Activist Boniface Mwangi accused Gichuru of being a partaker of her father-in-law’s corrupt deals.
Mwangi faulted Gichuru for being silent on corruption scandals in Kenya even while she was a practicing journalist.
“Ever heard Julie Gichuru condemning corruption? She lives in a glass house. Her father is wanted in Jersey, her husband is suing Robert Alai. Samuel Gichuru won’t be buried with what he stole from Kenya. He destroyed lives & our economy. Gichuru’s (Julie etc) will inherit stolen loot,” Mwangi emphatically stated.
Mrs Gichuru, however, did not cower in the middle of the pelting accusations but responded stating: “Nimezoea hawa watu wa chuki, uongo na domo (I am used to haters, liars with empty talks)“.
“When they try to knock you, He lifts you up. The more they hate, the more love you receive,” Mrs Gichuru added.
This she remarked after a hash tag #IStandWithJulieGichuru was started to support her.
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