Joho faces off in court with Tangatanga MP

Photo: Governor Ali Hassan Joho during the past function/courtesy

From what was perceived as a game of politics between The DP Ruto lieutenants and Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has turned out to a legal battle.

Few months ago Pro-Ruto allies were threatening to expose the ‘monkey’ business of drug trafficking which is being run by Sultan Joho.

But things have now gotten thicker as Joho continues to press them to release their evidence.

To save himself, Kikuyu MP has come out disowning the allegations stating that they were not directed at Joho.

Ichung’wa says the press statement he issued in January on illicit drug trade was not directed at Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho.

In response to a defamation suit, Ichung’wa has denied that the press statement was malicious. He says it was made as an opinion.

Photo: Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa during the past function holding a placard/courtesy


“If any publication was done following the press release, then the publication was a fair comment and contained a matter of public interest,” he says.

“I have no authority to cause the press release to be published in print or electronic media or whatever platform and I want to put Joho to strict proof.”

The insults according to Joho,meant to demonstrate to society that he is a cheat, a thief and a corrupt individual who is unfit to hold public office.

The Genesis of all the insults emanated when Joho publicly stated that AU Representative had advised him to stop Ruto from ascending to power.

Three other politicians — Nandi Governor Stephen Sang’, Kimilili MP Dismus Wekesa and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi — made similar statements.

Joho says Ichung’wa knowingly and maliciously broadcast the statement because he believed his political gain would outweigh the damages that could ultimately be awarded to him.

However, the deputy registrar of the High Court, Wandia Nyamu, directed that Joho serves Ichung’wa and the court with the video clip containing the defaming statements within seven days.



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