Boniface Mwangi ordered to stop defamatory publications against Governor Alfred Mutua
Albanas Kiswili
1 month ago

A court in Machakos County has ordered activist Boniface Mwangi to refrain from publishing any defamatory publication against the county boss DR. Alfred Mutua.

On Teusday October 26, Lady Justice Margaret Waringa Muigai, granted an interim injunction restraining Mwangi from publishing any defamatory claims against the governor. The judge noted that the application shall be served to the activist, upon which he should respond within 14 days of service.

"The court has hereby restrained the respondent (Boniface Mwangi) by himself, his servants, and or agents or otherwise howsoever, from publishing in any print or electronic media, or web-hosted platform, any innuendos, insinuations, allegations, or statements that the plaintiff either as having destroyed actually caused damage to the Defendant's house in Lukenya," read part of the court statement.

The court ruling follows an incident that happened on Thursday, October 21, where Mwangi posted a video on his social media accounts accusing Mutua of destroying his Lukenya family home that is still under construction.

However, the governor through his lawyer denied the allegations and insted accussed the activist of peddling lies and defaming him. Mutua demanded an apology from the activist for circulating libelous content widely across social media.

“The said publication has also been shared online with various social media outlets with your consent and approval and will very likely be archived in social and mainstream media archives section, where any person doing research and or background searches on our client would gain access to the libelous,” read part of a demand letter dated Thursday, October 21.

“That you retract and pull down all of the said libelous and defamatory publications, of and concerning our client in the same prominence as in the offensive publications," the letter added.