City lawyer Donald Kipkorir has once more hit the headlines with the latest move against the Standard newspaper.
Kipkorir, whose popularity seems to be elevating with each lawsuit, has now gone after the local daily courtesy of his client Sports CS Amina Mohammed.
Amina, sought the services of the legal representatives after the Mombasa Road based media house published an article which she termed false.
Through a tweet, the lawyer provided the lawsuit filed by the CS following the fake reporting of the situation facing the Kenyan women netball team in South Africa.
He insisted that the law allowed him to serve the firm with the demand letter.
“Story appearing on Pg 2 of today’s Standard in respect of my client, Amina Mohamed, Minister for Sports, Culture and Heritage is Libellous, Fake and False and have issued appropriate demand letter to SG … (Law allows service of demand letters here on Torts my Media)” read the tweet.
Story appearing on Pg 2 of today’s Standard @StandardKenya in respect of my client, Amina Mohamed, Minister for Sports, Culture & Hetitage is Libellous, Fake & False & have issued appropriate demand letter to SG … (Law allows service of demand letters here on Torts my Media) pic.twitter.com/SCp3mNn745
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 24, 2019
The second largest media company in the country, reported that the players had spent the night in the cold without a place to sleep and food during the 2019 Africa Netball Championship held in the foreign country.
The information caused an uproar from netizens who bashed Amina for neglecting the group despite promises of a comfortable stay during the tournament.
It was claimed that the ministry had paid for the tickets and visas for the sportswomen and promised to cater for accommodation, food and other logistics before they left the country but were left in a limbo upon arrival, when they discovered no arrangements were made.
Additional details proclaimed that a Kenyan staying in Cape Town, went out of his way to provide accommodation and food after learning of their unfortunate situation.
Things moved from bad to worse when the hotel the team were sheltered at, refused to let them leave due to unpaid bills.
Kipkorir’s involvement comes a week after he was sort by the world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge, in a case against NRG Radio.
Kipchoge sued the radio station for using his name and image without consent.
The athlete who made history by becoming the first person to run a 42km marathon in under two hours, demanded that NRG pull down all images on their blog posts and social media accounts.
With a sense of humour, Kipchoge gave them 2 hours to adhere to the demands.
The flashy lawyer later revealed that the Mo Sound owned entity, complied to all the demands made.