In Summary
  • Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa through his lawyer, said he would wait to be provided with the video clip before responding to the case filed against him.
  • Mr Joho told the court that the statements portrayed him as a man conning the public and lacking integrity.

  • Mr Ichung’wa told the court that the press release was not malicious or directed towards the governor but was made as a matter of public interest.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has been directed to provide video evidence of Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa linking him to drug trafficking.

The MP, through his lawyer, said he would wait to be provided with the video clip before responding to the case filed against him. Mr Joho told the court that the statements portrayed him as a man conning the public and lacking integrity.

“The assertions by the MP were also calculated to imply that I acquired wealth fraudulently through criminal undertakings and should be shunned locally and globally,” the Mombasa County boss told the court. 

He added that the statements insinuated that he is a drug trafficker responsible for the deaths of many young people.

Mr Ichung’wa told the court that the press release was not malicious or directed towards the governor but was made as a matter of public interest.

“The nature of the information of the subject matter was of public concern. The matter is being investigated by the government,” the lawmaker said.

Mr Ichung’wa dismissed Governor Joho’s claims that what he said damaged the latter’s reputation.

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