Former Chief Justice David Maraga has sued city lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi over a tweet targeting him.
The ex-CJ in a suit m claimed the lawyer circulated a defamatory, libellous and scandalous tweet on January 12, which was aimed at tarnishing name.
In the tweet, the Senior Counsel said;
“If CJ Maraga is a decent and honest Kenyan, he should come clean on the issue of the senior judge of the Supreme Court who took KSh 220 million bribe. CJ Maraga and I know the judge…intelligent Kenyans must read a lot on Maraga’s astute silence on this matter.
Maraga said the remarks were portrayed to mean he was not a honest and decent Kenyan saying the words were false and made out of malice meant to ruin his reputation as a retired CJ, statesman and a church elder at the Seventh Day Adventist church.
The former Supreme Court president further said the tweet had subjected him to public hatred, ridicule, contempt, scandal and odium.
“The plaintiff has been disgraced, humiliated, subjected to untold embarassment and ostrasized in his personal capacity and professional standing as a retired CJ,” Maraga lamented.
The retired CJ asked Ahmednasir to publish a suiting and fitting apology on his Twitter handle which has more than 1.1 million followers as well as in the Standard and Daily Nation newspapers.
He also ordered the defendant to pull down the tweet, meet the costs of the suit as well as pay damages for libel and defamation.