Boniface Mwangi getting arrested at a past event during an anti-government protest.
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Deputy President William Ruto’s lawyers have given human rights activist, Boniface Mwangi, seven days to apologise to Mr Ruto over alleged defamatory statement.
Mwangi recently attacked Mr Ruto on Twitter claiming that the Deputy President was a thief and a murderer.
One of Mr Mwangi’s tweets read: Deputy President @WilliamsRuto you were found GUILTY of land grabbing and fined Sh5million. You’re a thief who should be in jail #TalkToRuto. Another one read: Why Deputy President @WilliamsRuto who was found guilty of land grabbing is telling lies about me #TalkToRuto
Mr Mwangi also linked the deputy president to the death of controversial businessman Jacob Juma, who was murdered under mysterious circumstances.
A letter sent to Mr Mwangi by Mr Ruto’s lawyers dema
nded that the activist retracts his defamatory claims within seven days.
Deputy President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta and their wives dance along to Roughtone’s music during the grand launch of Jubilee Party at Kasarani. Uhuru will seek re-election on the new party’s ticket. Image: PSCU
Kilukumi and Company Advocates wrote the letter on behalf of Ruto and observed that the tweet’s defamatory nature had severely injured their client’s reputation.
Ruto appeared on K24 a few days ago and defended himself on corruption allegations levelled against him.
While alluding to a 2013 case, Mwangi labelled Ruto as a thief who needed to be put behind bars. He also accused him of trying to assassinate him for speaking the truth.
According to Tuko, Mr Ruto who spoke to news people at an interview recently revealed that he was constantly fixed in corruption cases because he hailed from a peasant past.
At the interview, Ruto intimated that he constantly got fixed by a group of people who didn’t believe that the son of a peasant could make it so far up the political ladder.
He spoke of a new reality that it was possible for any Kenyan, irrespective of their background, to rise up the ranks without following shortcuts.
That, it does not matter whether anyone came from a poor background. It was still possible for them to compete with any other Kenyan for elective posts.
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