RESTRAINING ORDERS

Sonko barred from further publishing exposé on ex-lawyers

Miller, Kithi got orders restraining Sonko from publishing anything relating to them.

In Summary

• Lawyers Cecil Miller and George Kithi on Monday got orders restraining Sonko from publishing anything relating to them in his ongoing expose.

• The court has also barred Justice Said Chitembwe’s alleged brother Amana Said Jirani from publishing anything on the two lawyers.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Image: FILE

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s ex-lawyers have obtained orders barring him from further publishing any exposé against them pending a hearing of their case.

Lawyers Cecil Miller and George Kithi on Monday got orders restraining Sonko from publishing anything relating to them in his ongoing expose.

The court has also barred Justice Said Chitembwe’s alleged brother Amana Said Jirani from publishing anything on the two lawyers.

Jirani has been listed as the second defendant alongside Sonko.

Chief Magistrate H.N.Nyaga issued the orders and directed the two advocates to serve Sonko with the order and court papers by close of business today.

“Pending inter parties hearing the defendants are hereby restrained from publishing further statements and articles forthwith as regards the plaintiffs,” the order states.

Nyaga further ruled that given the nature of the publication and the public interest in the matter the application will be heard urgently and on a priority basis.

The case will be heard Friday this week.

The case had been initially filed on Friday last week at the High Court Civil Division but duty judge Justice Joseph Sergon transferred it to the Chief Magistrate court Milimani Commercial Court.

“Having perused the file I am of the view that this is a case which should be handled by the Chief Magistrate court, the same should immediately be placed before the Chief Magistrate forthwith for further orders and directions ” Judge Sergon ruled.

Sonko has been publishing a series of exposé titled "The rot in the Judiciary" and Miller has been adversely mentioned in the videos alongside judge Chitembwe.

Miller and Kithi were Sonko’s lawyers in his corruption cases before they fell out.

Edited by D Tarus