DP Ruto sues activist for linking him to Jacob Juma death
07 October 2016, 14:21
Nairobi - DP William Ruto has sued activist Boniface Mwangi for defamation over a tweet linking him to the death of businessman Jacob Juma.
The DP's lawyer Kioko Kilukumi said in a suit filed at a Nairobi court on Friday
that Mwangi's claim was "scandalous and injured his reputation".
said the tweet injured the Deputy President's character and credit, and
lowered his standing and estimation among Kenya's high-thinking people.
" The Deputy President has suffered irreparable damage and injury to his reputation," Kilukumi said.
He added that his name has been brought into public scandal and ridicule, and that his feelings were hurt.
" The DP has worked hard to gain the political standing and respect that he currently has and is unhappy with the scandalous accusations levelled against him," he added.
Mwangi had told the DP that he was ready to meet him in court over the matter, saying his conscience is clean.
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