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Safaricom boss sues blogger Cyprian Nyakundi

Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore and his predecessor Michael Joseph have both sued controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi.

Lawyers representing the two, Muriu, Mungai and Co Advocates, placed an advertisement in local dailies on Tuesday to serve Mr Nyakundi with a notice of the suit.

The notice read in part: “Take notice that the application will be heard on June 28, 2017. If you do not attend, the application will be heard your absence withstanding.”

It is not known why the two have sued the blogger, but in the past few months Mr Nyakundi  published a three part article in his blog that claimed Mr Collymore and Mr Josephn are corrupt.

One of his article was titled, ‘How Safaricom steals from Kenyans with third parties,’ while another was titled, ‘Your privacy and Safaricom are two different thing’. The third series was titled ‘Time to put Safaricom back in its box before it seriously hurts Kenyans.’

My Nyakundi is already facing a separate case filled by Safaricom in June 2015, in which the telco claims that he defamed it by posting ‘baseless and unsubstantiated claims’ on his blog.

The blogger has also been sued by former Central Bank of Kenya governor Nahashon Nyagah, together with senior counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi for defamation in connection to Tatu City.

Mr Nyakundi is also facing another civil case filled by Bidco CEO Vimalkumar Bhimji Depar Shah for defamation.

Nyakundi is one of the most popular bloggers in Kenya with a Twitter following of more than 687,000 people.