Top CORD Principal Slapped With Sh100 Million Lawsuit
Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu is demanding for a Sh100 Million compensation and an apology from his party leader Kalonzo Musyoka for alleged slander.
Mutambu, who was elected on a Wiper party ticket, is suing his party leader over remarks he made at a rally on October 7 in Kitengela town, Kajiado county.
Mutambu, who recently announced his intention to decamp to the Jubilee party, stated that Musyoka’s comments were false and malicious.
The alleged slander can loosely be translated to mean that Mutambu is unfit to hold office and should, therefore, go back home.
“The said statement was made in the presence of a massive crowd of people and was recorded on national television. It was made with the intention of portraying our client as a criminal and a person unfit to hold the position of Mwingi Central MP,” his lawyer Katunga Mbuvi submitted in court papers.
Mutambu further argued that he is an influential person being an MP, and the seriousness of the allegations and the airing of the recording on national TV put him into disrepute in the public arena.
“We demand the payment of Sh100 Million as compensation for maligning and character assassination to our client,” Mutambu’s lawyer stated.
The MP’s lawyer added: “We understand you are a lawyer and you understand the implication and consequences of such careless utterances.”
Musyoka, who is one of the three CORD principals, has been given seven days to comply failure to which he will be sued.
Here is a video of the comments that have landed Musyoka in trouble: