A magistrate has issued a three day ultimatum to a local media to apologies over an article he termed as defamatory.
Senior Magistrate Brian Khaemba who was recently transferred from Kiambu to Thika Law Court has given Nation Media Group three days starting from Thursday 30th May 2019 until 1st June 2019 to apologies.
The article was published on page five of the Daily nation edition of Friday 30-05-2019
Khaemba issued a conservatory order barring Anti-Graft Kenyan Detectives from arresting and charging Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.
Khaemba through lawyer Robinson Kigen has now demanded an apology for defamatory through a letter addressed to Managing Director Nation Media Group.
“The headline is very sensational and defamatory in the sense that referring our client as ‘Waititu magistrate’ it has been misinterpreted that Khaemba has been hired by Waititu to serve on his behest,” observed Kigen
Failure to do so, without hesitation under certificate of urgency Khaemba will move to High Court and file a suit against Nation Media Group on Monday 03rd June 2019 early morning hours for defamation and possibly Compensation.
Kigen noted that article depicts Khaemba as personal magistrate to Waititu,a crony and not independent to be a judicial officer.
Moreover he observed that the headline portrayed him as not fit to be a Magistrate and should henceforth stop being a JSC employee.
The apology demand letter has also been sent to all Media outlets within Kenya.
Investigations into the multimillion scandal involving Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waitutu by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) are ongoing