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Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi. Photo courtesy of niaje.com
Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi. Photo courtesy of niaje.com

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi given a warning over contempt of court in Safaricom suit

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi was yesterday let go with a warning against continuous contempt of court in a defamation suit in which Safaricom’s Bob Collymore and Michael Joseph have sued him for defamation.

Following a complaint on his contempt of court orders when the case was first mentioned, the petitioners filed an application for contempt. The court had given an injunction against him mentioning the two, directly and through his agents on any social media platform and his website.

The blogger had on several occasions breached the injunction by naming the two in various comments on his Twitter account especially touching on alleged corruption at the telco.

Nyakundi was summoned yesterday to appear in person before Justice Lucy Njuguna in civil suit no; CC.159/16.

His lawyer Anne Nderu however pleaded with the court for leniency affirming that he will abide by the court’s injunction until the case is heard and determined.

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and former chief executive Michael Joseph had sued the blogger for publishing defamatory information about them on his blog earlier in the year.

While the court had issued orders against him commenting on the two, the blogger had denied being given case documents on contempt-of-court proceedings against him over the matter.

About shitemi khamadi

Shitemi is the Kenya Monitor Managing Editor. He trains journalists on basics of journalism, storytelling, conflict sensitive journalism and devolution.

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