Weird:Kioni sues media houses over poll articles


Amani Coalition deputy leader Jeremiah Kioni has gone to court seeking to bar media houses from publishing stories regarding its performance in last month’s election.

In his suit, the former Ndaragwa MP, who was Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi’s running mate, has named 13 defendants among them the Nation Media GroupStandard Group,The Star newspaper, and a radio station.

He wants the High Court to issue a temporary injunction on the publication or airing of materials regarding Amani’s showing in the just concluded election and articles that insinuate he voted for Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, instead of Mr Mudavadi.

Mr Kioni wants the Nation Media Group barred from publishing stories on his political fortunes in its online forums, until the case is heard and determined.

He also wants the Standard Media Group blocked from further publishing or distributing an article dubbed “Musalia ponders his future after dismal showing in election.

The Star has also been barred from publishing articles on the Amani coalition team in its column, ‘The Corridors of Power’, and in broadcasts on a morning talk show hosted by Maina Kageni and comedian Churchill Ndambuki of Classic FM.

The High Court is set to hear the application on Thursday.

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