BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko has given the Star newspaper three days to apologise over an article that was published today concerning his health status.
Sonko says if the paper fails to apologise or retract the defamatory statement he will institute legal proceedings against The Star.
Sonko further claims that the story portrayed him as an immoral person suffering from HIV/AIDS.
He further cites that the article portrayed him as an escaped convicted criminal and should not be trusted with a public office particularly the people of Nairobi who have elected him as the Governor of Nairobi County.
Through his lawyer Cecil Miller ,the Nairobi Governor, says the apology should be in words acceptable to him and given similar prominence as of the publication complained of.
Sonko says the malicious astatements were published without inquiring with him the truth of the story.
“The said publication has inflicted great prejudice to and has caused me extreme damage as a businessman and a community leader especially as the elected governor of Nairobi County,”reads the letter.
In the letter Miller says the local newspaper deliberately chose to recklessly publish the malicious false information against his client with a view of damaging his reputation as a businessman and Governor of Nairobi County.