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Kakamega Businessman barred from defaming Senator Khalwale

By Antynet Ford

Businessman Cleophas Shimanyula alias ‘Toto Shimanyula’ has been barred from posting and publishing defamatory remarks against Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale relating to the death of his ‘former’ employee Kizito Moi Amukune.

High Court judge, Justice Janet Mulwa issued the temporary orders today while she also ordered the matter to be transferred to Kakamega High Court.

“The plaintiff too is the Senator of Kakamega. In the interest of justice and territorial jurisdiction of the court, I find it prudent to transfer this suit for hearing and determination at the High Court at Kakamega,” the Judge said.

The senator filed the case at the Milimani Law Courts yesterday after his demands for the businessman to make an unconditional apology were not met.

Through his advocate Danstan Omari, Khalwale told the court that he has been subjected to multiple defamatory remarks steered by Cleophas over the past few weeks.

Khalwale claimed that the businessman has been spreading malicious rumors about him relating to the death of his late employee.

“Despite demands for retraction and unconditional apology, Cleopas has failed to comply and instead conducted further interviews with defamatory claims, thereby necessitating legal action.”  The documents filed by Khalwale read in part.

He said the remarks have caused him immense emotional distress and continue to expose him and his entire family to public ridicule.

The hearing has been scheduled for March 19, 2024.

Kizito’s body was discovered at the stable of a bull that he is said to have tended to for over 20 years.

The body had multiple injuries believed to have been inflicted by the fighter bull.

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