Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has threatened to take authorized motion in opposition to Mediamax Community Restricted over a narrative linking her to graft revealed on Individuals Every day newspaper on Thursday, September 10.
In a requirement letter to the media home, by means of Wanyonyi & Muhia Advocates, the governor desires the paper to challenge an apology inside seven days and admit legal responsibility for what she termed as a defamatory piece.
“Take discover subsequently that if we don’t obtain your unequivocal apology revealed in entrance web page of the peoples Every day with the identical prominence and font measurement print and movie of our consumer as seems in immediately newspaper, admission of legal responsibility and compensation inside seven (7) days from the date hereof, now we have agency directions to forthwith institute authorized proceedings in opposition to you at your individual threat as to prices and curiosity and with out additional reference to you, ” the letter reads.
Within the story revealed with the title “New Sh77m rip-off rattles Kirinyaga”, the day by day revealed that anti-graft investigators are attempting to unravel how Waiguru authorities paid cash to ghost contractor for mission that was financed by the earlier administration.
The publication revealed that the corporate in query is Lewis Provides which was contracted for the Mwea/Makima water mission.
However within the demand letter to the Mediamax administration that owns the paper, Waiguru said that the report is “completely false, malicious and defamatory and quantities to character assassination”.
Waiguru stated the story is totally baseless as at no time was the corporate in query listed as having received any tender quantity CGK/MOW/038/2017-2018-MWEA/MAKIMA water mission as reported.
She additionally dismissed claims that Sh77 million was paid to the corporate for the stated mission.
“Our consumer avers that assertion is malicious, unwarranted and supposed to besmirch her in any other case good title and standing in society and your actions have precipitated critical harm to her repute as and trusted Kenya citizen and politician but there A no proof in any respect or proof of your allegations in opposition to our consumer, ” the letter provides.