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Joseph ole Lenku, lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi lock horns over defamation claim

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku (left) and lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi (right). PHOTO | GRAPHICS



Outspoken lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi on Tuesday declared that he would not offer any apology to Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku for statements he posted on Twitter linking him to a land tussle.

Through a letter to the CS’s lawyer, Mr Donald Kipkorir of KTK Advocates, Mr Abdullahi responded to a letter sent to him on Tuesday demanding an apology.

Mr Abdullahi called the demand utter nonsense, stating that he could justify every word he tweeted about the CS.

His letter reads in part, “What reputation or character are you talking about? What hatred, ridicule or contempt are you talking about? To quote the now famous words of American owner of Liverpool Football Club, ‘what are you smoking over there?’…”

He then goes on to tell Mr Lenku that he must kidding for making the demands.

The tweets that sparked the letter exchanges between the two were posted by Mr Abdullahi on Saturday.


The land in question was said to have belonged to a Kenyan of European origin, and Mr Abdullahi, who is representing the owners, said he and his clients called police officers, including the inspector-general of police, and they said they could not touch the CS.

Politicians who commented on the allegations included Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, who tweeted, “Land grabbing is a communicable disease in Jubilee government @ahmednasirlaw @bonifacemwangi @robertalai.”


Source: Nation


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