Why Wiper MP is demanding Sh100m from Kalonzo
A Wiper Democratic Party MP is demanding for a Sh100 million compensation and an apology from his party leader Kalonzo Musyoka for alleged slander.
Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu has given the former Vice President seven days to tender “a letter of an unequivocal apology and retraction”.
The MP is suing Mr Musyoka for remarks he made at a rally on October 7 in Kitengela town, Kajiado county, which the politician says were false and malicious.
UNFIT TO HOLD OFFICE
The alleged slander (which Nairobi News cannot reproduce for legal reasons) can loosely be translated to mean that Mr Mutambu is unfit to hold office and should therefore go back home.
“The said statement was made in the presence of a massive crowd of people and was recorded on national television. It was made with the intention of portraying our client as a criminal and a person unfit to hold the position of Mwingi Central MP,” his lawyer Katunga Mbuvi argues in court papers.
MP argues that he is an influential person being an MP and the gravity of the allegations and recording on national TV puts him into disrepute in the public arena.
“We demand the payment of Sh100 million as compensation for maligning and character assassination to our client,” Mr Mbuvi stated.
Mr Kalonzo has seven days to comply failure to which he will be sued.
“We understand you are a lawyer and you understand the implication and consequences of such careless utterances,” Mr Mbuvi said.
The lawyer has written and served the demand letter dated October 17 to the Wiper leader.