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Iron lady Waiguru wins first round against Google

By BRIAN WASUNA December 10th, 2014 1 min read

Internet giant Google has lost round one of its battle against Planning secretary Anne Waiguru in a suit that is expected to define the boundaries of liability for online carriers of material posted by third parties.

The Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court, sitting in Nairobi, declined to grant Google Kenya’s prayers to be struck out of the case in which Ms Waiguru has sued Google Kenya and its mother company Google Incorporated.


Google Kenya had made the application in response to a suit the Cabinet Secretary had filed against it and Google Inc. as part of her fight with a Kenyan website Daily Post over publication of a story she claims was defamatory and libelous about her.

Google Kenya had argued in its application that it was not responsible for publication of the same material as the platform is owned by Google Inc. which only pays the local operation marketing fee through Google Ireland.

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