Why police can tarnish your name and you cannot sue for defamation

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 Police officers outside Milimani Law Courts on December 11,2019.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

In a recent case, a reader complained bitterly that the Nation had published negative stories about her based on police reports. She accused the newspaper of engaging in “a criminal enterprise” with the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to damage her reputation and ruin her business.

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