Safaricom boss Collymore sues blogger
23 June 2016, 12:56
Nairobi - Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has sued a local blogger.
Together with former CEO Michael Joseph, the two have sued blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation over articles in which he said the telecommunications giant is exploiting Kenyans.
Nyakundi was served on Tuesday by lawyers Muriu, Mungai & Co Advocates on behalf of the two CEOs.
"Take notice that the application will be heard on June 28, 2017. If you do not attend, the application will be heard, your absence withstanding," the notice stated to Nyakundi.
They cited the part 1 - 16 series of "offensive" articles by Nyakundi which they said were unsubstantial, unsupported and portrayed Safaricom as fraudulent.
The summons states Nyakundi accused Safaricom of firing staff for falling ill. It is further stated that he published articles concerning matters being addressed in court.
Nyakundi published the articles on his well known blog.
He was not available for comment when reached by News24.
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