Court orders BBC to stop reporting on Wetang'ula
23 December 2015, 17:06
Nairobi - The High Court has ordered the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC to strop publishing malicious items against CORD co principal Moses Wetang'ula with immediate effect.
The BBC has been restrained from televising or publishing any story linking the Bungoma Senator to bribery and corruption.
Justice Nicholas Ombija said Wednesday that the BBC adheres to the order pending the hearing of the defamation suit by Wetangula against BBC.
" There should be no negative publication against the Senator over allegations of bribery by the British American Tobacco Company," he stated in his ruling.
The judge said the court has considered the application by the Senator and certified it as urgent and ought to be heard during the court’s vacation.
Justice Ombija directed that the main application be heard inter parties on January 7.
Wetangula filed a defamation suit against the BBC accusing the organization of linking him with bribery allegations alleged to have occurred some three years ago.
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