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Publish anti-Nyamweya stances at your 'own peril'

16 January 2014, 14:50

Nairobi - Publish any article on Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya at your own peril, that is the stern warning a commercial Magistrate’s Court in Nairobi issued to Nation Media Group on Thursday.

Issuing the warning after the FKF boss filed an application against the media house for contempt of court, presiding Senior Principal Magistrate R.A Ogayo said the restraining orders which were issued to the plaintiff last year are still in force and have been extended as such Nation Media should not publish anything negative or positive against Nyamweya.

Through his lawyer Ashimoshi Sitambashi, the FKF President has moved to court and filed a fresh application after Nation Media Group published a defamatory article last week to the effect that he (Nyamweya) was summoned by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to record a statement on the ongoing investigations of alleged financial mismanagement in FKF.

“Your honour even after my client obtained a court order last December barring Nation Media Group from publishing any negative articles against him, the media house yesterday went against those orders and published an article which has injured the reputation and the image of my client as such before we listen to the main suit I would like this honourbale court to commence contempt proceedings against the 1st defendant,” said Ashimoshi.

The soccer guru’s lawyer told the court that when they first appeared in court after his client filed an application following a series of articles the Nation Media Group has been publishing against him, the court issued restraining orders to the media house which were still in force as at Thursday when another negative article was published which warranted for contempt proceedings.

At this point prominent city lawyer Ronald V.O Oyieko who is the counsel representing 2nd Defendant, Hussein Terry who is the suspended FKF Coast Representative in NEC shot to his feet and objected to the fresh application on contempt proceedings being heard by the court on grounds that the Plaintiff has been filing several applications but Ashimoshi requested for protection from the court so that he could proceed and Oyieko had to oblige and take his seat.

After laying his case bear and requesting the court to issue dates when the contempt proceedings could start, Ashimoshi took his seat and when Oyieko stood to address the attentive court, he protested that the Plaintiff had filed several applications with others just being sneaked in thus they were difficult to comprehend but the presiding Senior Principal Magistrate made it clear that there were only two applications on record.

Oyieko objected the Plaintiff’s request for the court to institute contempt proceedings against the Nation Media Group which contradicted the views of the counsel who was standing in for the Nation’s lawyer Jackie Janmohammed who was not present in court.

The lawyer standing in for Jackie concurred with the presiding Senior Principal Magistrate that there were only two applications filed by the Plaintiff and the court should go ahead and set a date for contempt of court proceedings against Nation Media Group and February 14 was set as the date.

- News24


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