- Kate's lawyer now wants the media company to issue a clear and definite public apology and retraction.
- Ngugi further says the company should cease and desist from making any defamatory remarks against Kate.
Artiste Catherine Kamau alias Kate Actress through her lawyer Waithera Ngugi has issued a demand letter to TUKO extra over defamatory remarks.
In the letter, Ngugi said the platform used its YouTube channel in the segment 'Chat with Lilly' where Hussein Yusuf one of the contributors on the show, made defamatory remarks and/or statements concerning her client.
"The said statements were made in a public video by Hussein Yusuf, and in the presence of Lily Aisha and Victor Otengo, both employees of Tuko.co.Ke, with the intention of portraying our client as an immoral and unethical person," the demand letter stated.
The show was discussing trending topics of the week.
Ngugi further stated that the show's clear intent was to destroy Kate's long-standing career by dishonouring, humiliating, and tarnishing her well-established reputation.
"The defamatory statements were marred with falsehoods and distasteful statements that have caused emotional turmoil to our client and her family."
Kate's lawyer now wants the media company to issue a clear and definite public apology and retraction.
This, according to Ngugi, should be copied to Kate and all of Tuko's official social platforms and permanently published.
Ngugi further says the company should cease and desist from making any defamatory remarks against Kate.
"An official statement of a clear and definite apology and retraction of the defamatory statements, to be copied to our client from Hussein Yusuf and pull down and/or permanently delete the defamatory YouTube video and other related threads," the letter continued.
The demand letter says the company should comply within 14 days.
"We have firm and irrevocable instructions to promptly and swiftly, without any further reference to you whatsoever proceed to institute legal proceedings against you with the risk to you as to costs and other incidentals thereto."
On September 19, Kate and her former husband Phillip Karanja announced their divorce after several years of marriage.
In a joint statement, the two said that they parted ways a while ago.
They asked for privacy for the sake of their children.
"We came to a conclusion to end our marriage a long while ago and are separated. We sincerely request everyone to honour our wishes for privacy for us and our children," the statement read.
Phillip responded by saying despite the issue they remain friends and business partners going forward.
"Hii ni mambo ya watu wawili but allow us to add you to the group chat kidogo so we can proceed with our lives bila story mob. Kate Actress and I remain as friends, co-parents and business partners," he said.