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Martha Karua threatens to sue British newspaper “The Independent”, for linking her to corruption

19, Dec 2015

Former Kenyan justice affairs minister Martha Karua has threatened to lodge a defamation suit against a british newspaper “The Independent”, for linking her to corrupt practices by British American Tobacco company – B.A.T. in its edition today, “the independent” carried a sensational headline story claiming b.a.t bribed Karua with Ksh. 7.6 million in a bid to block a rival firm from winning a contract to supply Kenya with technology to combat cigarette smuggling. Through lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, Karua accused “the independent” of malice and besmirching her reputation and public record as an anti-corruption crusader.