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Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru sues two senators for defamation

By Faith Karanja | January 21st 2016
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru

Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has taken Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and Kakamega's Boni Khalwale to court for defamation.

Through her lawyer Muigai Mohammed, Ms Waiguru moved to court yesterday under a certificate of urgency, claiming the two senators defamed her during a CORD rally on September 23, 2015.

She claims the defamatory words were uttered in Swahili at Uhuru Park in Nairobi and when translated to English read as follows:
"Mr President, you are the only person who knows the amount of money that was pocketed by Waiguru. We will not sit still and watch as she takes Sh900 million and the President stands and defends her saying, 'Waiguru is not a thief....and then asks Ngilu to step aside, but the love of his heart is told to take the money! Do I reveal or do I not?"

Waiguru claims that she received calls on that day from friends and relatives requesting her to watch Citizen TV and see how Muthama and Khalwale were making terrible comments about her.
"I went online and watched what was termed as a CORD solidarity rally and was shocked to hear the two accuse me while addressing a crowd, calling me a thief, corrupt and an embezzler of public funds," she said in court documents

Her lawyer added that the senators spoke about Waiguru in derogatory terms, alleging she was immoral and promiscuous.

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