Lenku takes on lawyer over libellous tweets

November 4, 2014 9:56 am
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Lenku through lawyer Donald Kipkorir also lodged a criminal complaint against Abdullahi with recommendations that he be arrested and charged for misuse of social media/FILE
Lenku through lawyer Donald Kipkorir also lodged a criminal complaint against Abdullahi with recommendations that he be arrested and charged for misuse of social media/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 4 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku on Tuesday gave lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi 24 hours to retract damaging claims on Twitter linking him to land grabbing.

Lenku through lawyer Donald Kipkorir also lodged a criminal complaint against Abdullahi with recommendations that he be arrested and charged for misuse of social media.

The letter is copied to the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General Njee Muturi and CID Director.

Some of the tweets according to the demand letter say: “Where does one turn to when the Cabinet Secretary in charge of security Ole Lenku storms and takes over your land ala Mugabe style.”

Abdullahi has accused Lenku of deploying GSU officers to disputed land with intentions of grabbing it.

“Yesterday and today ole Lenku with 500 Maasai warriors and 75 GSU officers took over by force Nguruman farm. He arrested all 76 workers.”

“Ole Lenku is doing this because the farm is part owned by Kenyans of European descent. He called the owner and told them he will deport him.”

He went on to say: “This is what happens when a doorman in a 2 star hotel becomes in (sic) Cabinet Secretary in charge of his nation’s security.”

Lenku in the letter argues that the posts display him as a person who do not understand or respect law among nine issues raised.

“In using the said words, on their natural meaning, you meant and was understood to mean that our client (Lenku) is a criminal, unqualified to be Cabinet Secretary and is misusing police for personal gain,” it reads.

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