I won't apologise, Activist Boniface Mwangi tells DP Ruto
05 October 2016, 20:34
Nairobi - Activist and Human rights defender Boniface Mwangi has vowed not to apologise to Deputy President William Ruto over a tweet that he made over the weekend.
In a letter addressed to Ruto, Mwangi , through lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, said that he will not apologise because Ruto holds the office of the Deputy President and thus he should accept criticism
”Your client is the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, a State Office to which he is accountable to the people of Kenya. As long as he holds that office he must accept that he will attract and continue to attract not only praise where it is due but also most robust criticism for any conduct or behavior that falls below the requirements of the Leadership and Integrity provisions set out in Chapter VI of the Constitution," read part of the letter addressed to Ruto's lawyer.
Mwangi said further accused the DP of threatening him through a letter demanding for apology, saying that he is ready to reveal the nature of threats that he had received in a court of law.
" Our client has very real and compelling reasons for fearing that your client may wish to kill him and he reserves his right to disclose these in court should the need arise. The burden of proof in these circumstances will rest squarely upon your client to show up in court and clearly demonstrate that the fear by our client is not well founded.", read the letter.
Ruto's lawyer had on Monday written a letter to the activist demanding an apology or else he sues him for defamation over the tweet that accused the DP of allegedly killing the late businessman Jacob Juma.
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