Safaricom sues blogger for defamation
24 June 2015, 18:37
Nairobi - Mobile cellular service provider Safaricom has sued a local blogger for defaming the multi billion shilling company.
The company Wednesday issued court summons for popular blogger Cyprian Nyakundi, accusing him of spreading malicious word about the company on social media.
The company in paid adverts on local dailies, stated that Nyakundi had done his best to defame the company by portraying it in bad light to Kenyans.
Safaricom states that the blogger has begun a 15-part expose
on their operations that portrays the company as ‘a thief and a fraud,
obtaining money and airtime from its subscribers through non-existent
In the case filed by Ogeto, Otachi and Company Advocates, Safaricom complains about an article titled Your Privacy and Safaricom
are two different worlds.
Safaricom further alleges that Nyakundi accused them of firing their staff for
falling ill and that the articles he published
relate to matters already in court.
Nyakundi though, reacting on social media site Twitter, said that he would not stop his mission of ensuring Kenyans are treated with the respect they deserve.
" According to the court, I should not publish anything about Safaricom on My Blog (Assuming I have one and they can prove) I will abide".
" Putting info about the case in the media is meant to intimidate me. Meant to silence me, meant to make me look guilty".
" It is sad that Safaricom wants everyone to be silent . If you lose your 3 shillings to third parties and question you are sued!".
" It is heartbreaking that Kenyans have been suffering for a long time and
anybody who raises a voice is arm twisted , that must stop".
" Bloggers and social media users are the only ones who can highlight the
plight of Kenyans suffering due to greed of corporations. Not media," he stated.
It is not the first time Nyakundi has had a run-in with the law, having been allegedly thrown out of a local University for similar actions.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.