Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has threatened to sue former State House digital strategist Dennis Itumbi for dragging his name in the Ruaraka land scandal via social media.
The Interior CS wrote a letter to Itumbi through V.A. Nyamodi & Co Advocates accusing him of posting defamatory statements against his name on the social media.
In his letter, Matiang’i issued a strong demand instructing Itumbi to immediately pull down his tweets by Friday, August 13, 2021 and thereafter send an apology via his official twitter account failure to which he will proceed to take legal actions against him.
“Consequently, we are instructed to demand as we hereby do, your immediate and unreserved retraction of all tweets referring to our client as a thief, an unconditional apology to our client, and that you immediately expunge the defamatory statements from your Twitter account. Our client further demands an unconditional apology for the defamatory statements published via your verified Twitter account in a manner approved by our client,” the letter read in part.
The letter added, “take notice that if you do not comply with the terms of this demand by close of business Friday, 13 August 2021, our client shall institute legal proceedings against you without any further reference to you and your sole liability for all attendant costs and consequences.”
Itumbi on his part confirmed receiving the letter and stated that he will issue a response to the letter on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
This comes after Itumbi had sued the Interior Cabinet Secretary over the Ruaraka land scandal after he filed the case as a private prosecution and made an application on a certificate of urgency over the matter in November, 2020.