Mutula tells Kidero to go to court
29 June 2015, 15:05
Nairobi - Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has told Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to meet him in court over corruption claims.
The Senator was reacting to threats by Kidero to take Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale to court for accusing him of swindling funds from the country's biggest sugar company.
Khalwale had said at a public function that Kidero was the master of
thieves for running down the Mumias Sugar Company whilst he was the CEO
and Khalwale asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to deal with him.
But Kilonzo has now backed Khalwale and urged Kidero to indeed meet him ad Khalwale in court.
" Tell the people threatening to sue you to bring it on! Matters of public interest," Mutula tweeted to Khalwale Monday.
Kidero is widely believed to have played a big part in the run-down of Mumias while he was CEO, an accusation levelled at him by western Kenya leaders.
Through a letter signed by his lawyer Tom Ojienda, Kidero said last week that
unless Khalwale apologizes over his remarks, legal action will be taken over the matter.
We have instructions to seek other incidental remedies against you
without further notice or reference to you at your own risk as to costs
and attendant consequences," Ojienda said.
"Our client demands
that you immediately and unconditionally prominently publish an apology
to Kidero in at least two newspapers of national circulation, in the
next three days", he added.
Speaking in Mumias, Khalwale said Kidero was
among those responsible for the collapse of Mumias Sugar Company during
his tenure as the CEO.
"On the fight of corruption I will
support you, Mumias did not just die. You should pursue the criminals.
The criminals who looted Mumias are led by their prefect governor
Kidero, hold them accountable," Khalwale told President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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