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Deputy President William Ruto sues Boniface Mwangi for defamation over a tweet

Boniface Mwangi. Photo courtesy of hashtagsquare.co.ke

Deputy President William Ruto has filed a defamation case against activist Boniface Mwangi over a tweet terming it false and malicious. I hope Deputy President has no plans of killing me the way he killed his old friend,Jacob Juma a fellow thief who became a whistle blower. — #BMUnBounded (@bonifacemwangi) September 28, 2016 In his suit papers filed today, Ruto wants ...

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Deputy President William Ruto threatens to sue Boniface Mwangi for defamation

Boniface Mwangi. Photo courtesy of hashtagsquare.co.ke

Deputy President William Ruto has threatened to sue Boniface Mwangi over his tweet which he says was false and malicious. The words in their ordinary and plain meaning are defamatory and they have severely injured our client’s reputation, reads a demand letter from Ruto’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi. The tweet from Boniface Mwangi reads   I hope Deputy President has no plans ...

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Mbuvi Kasina faces six counts of improper use of licensed telecommunication system

Mbuvi Kasina

Mbuvi Kasina, an activist and businessman from Kitui County is facing six counts of improper use of licensed telecommunication system for calling for accountability in the management of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) of Kitui South Constituency. Kasina has been charged with the six counts and defamation by the area legislator Hon. Rachael Nyamai for posts he made in a Facebook ...

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Kenya Union of Journalists, NCCK condemn ‘anti-media law’ threatening to sue

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the 2014 Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pubilc Finance Management ammendment Acts into law at State House, Nairobi. Looking on from left is   Solicitor General Njee Muturi, Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Cabinet Secretary National Treasury Henry Rotich, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) have condemned Parliament’s passing of the Powers and Privileges of Parliament Bill 2014. In a statement on Thursday, NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Peter Karanja said that by passing the Bill, parliamentarians had clearly stated their position on where they stand on matters of accountability. ...

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Vimal Shah sues blogger Cyprian Nyakundi, Aly Khan Satchu for defamation

Manufacturing company BIDCO and its Chief Executive Officer Vimalkumar Bhimji Shah have sued blogger Cyprian Nyakundi, Aly Khan Satchu, Stephen Jennings, Artem Gurevich, Preston Mendenhal and Rendea Vour Group for defamation. In a paid up advertisement in the newspapers, the respondents/defendants have been instructed to go before Justice Joseph Sergon to answer the charge of defamation. Nyakundi posted on his ...

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Nakuru residents enlightened on internet and the law

 The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) held a training on internet and the law in Nakuru last Saturday, July 24. The training which was conducted by Mugambi Laibuta, an Advocate of the High Court and Riva Jalipa of Article 19 was attended by internet enthusiasts among them, a section of bloggers in the county. It was also attended by a ...

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BAKE to hold training on ‘Law and Internet’ in Nakuru

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) will hold a training on the law and internet in Nakuru next week on Saturday July 25. The training will be held at the American Corner at the Kenya National Library and is free and open to all. The workshop will cover topics such as the legal system, defamation, criminal law process, communication laws and ...

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Safaricom sues blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation

Safaricom has sued blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation. In a paid advertisement in the Nation, dated 24th June 2015 on page 51, Honorable Justice Mabeya has ordered Nyakundi to do among others; 1. Pull down all posts in his blog that are defamatory to Safaricom. 2. A permanent injunction has been issued against him, his blog, agents or any other ...

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The Law and Internet in Kenya Workshop goes to Nyeri Town

Following the success of this workshop in Nairobi and Kisumu, We are happy to inform all residents of Nyeri that we will be having this training workshop on  the ‘The Law and Internet in Kenya’ on 13th June 2015. The workshop will take place at Batian hotel in Nyeri Town along Gakere Road, next to the Kamukunji stadium. Entry is ...

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A Seminar on The Law and Internet in Kenya on 7th March

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The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 provides for the protection of the freedom of expression, freedom of the media, freedom of information, freedom of belief and opinion, the right to a fair hearing, access to justice and fair administrative action. While these rights are not absolute, they may only be limited within reasonable parameters as would apply in a free and ...

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