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Ruto’s Ally Moves to Court after Being Linked to Formation of New Party

Outspoken Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has moved to court to seek justice over alleged defamation.

Through his lawyer Hams Kiplimo Lagat, Cherargei has sued top newspapers, Daily Nation and The Standard,

over a story linking him to formation of a new political party.

Senator Samson Cherargei/Photo Courtesy

It was alleged that the senator with other leaders allied to Ruto were planning to form a new political party.

According to Cherargei, the articles are a prime example of ‘fake news.’

The firm stated the use of the words “Ruto’s allies register two new parties” published in the articles, painted their client as untrustworthy, warmonger, against unity, self-seeking, promoter of ethnic jingoism, inept to hold public office, incapable to lead the committee of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, villain, greedy, treacherous and a double-crosser.

In a letter written to the Chief Editor, Daily Nation, and copied to reporters Justus Wanga and David Mwere, the firm stated its client was, “Indeed branded/dubbed as a wrecker of Jubilee party and unity, selfish politician, corrupt; criminal and an abomination”.

“The author (s) spiritedly cajoled the readers and unknowing members of the public to the detriment of our client by depicting him as a rubble rouser against Jubilee party unity and national unity, selfish, corrupt, criminal and a fiend,” the letter said.

The papers are yet to respond to the lawsuit.

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