Politician Steve Mbogo and his wife Sabrina Jamal have sued controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi over defamatory publications. According to an article done by The Standard, the two claim that Nyakundi published and continues to publish defamatory articles touching on his marriage on his Facebook account.
Through their lawyer Velma Maumo, they are seeking orders to have Nyakundi compelled to immediately retract all defamatory contents on his online pages. “Nyakundi has negatively edited photos of Mbogo for his own political and economic gain,” said Maumo.
He argues that as a result of the defamatory publication, other bloggers and users of the online platform have allegedly shared and turned it to a subject of discussion. “The applicant’s reputation has been immensely damaged and they have been turned into subjects of cyberbullying unless the orders are granted at least in the interim to curtail further dissemination of the defamatory articles written by Nyakundi.”
Mbogo claims that there is no jurisdiction for Nyakundi to publish such an article concerning him because there is no evidence to support the allegations. He also says that Nyakundi’s website is accessed by millions of people around the world and he has not retracted the said information and there is no prejudice he will suffer if the orders sought are granted.
Recently, Mbogo had promised grave repercussion for bloggers and journalists who he claimed have been tarnishing his name. Court has directed Mbogo to serve Nyakundi with the suit documents.
The matter will be heard on December 13, 2018.