Atwoli loses defamation case against CS Kazungu Kambi

Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli. He has given the government seven days to pay teachers their new salaries or civil servants will stage protests. FILE PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |

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  • The court’s duty was to balance competing interests of the public, right to freedom of speech and the private interest to reputation, he added

  • The judge further ordered the Cotu officials to pay Mr Kambi, who was represented by lawyer Philip Nyachoti, and the three MPs the cost of defending the petition.

  • The suit was filed by Mr Atwoli, Cotu chairman Rajab Mwondi, treasurer Rebecca Nyathogora, deputy treasurer Washington Adongo, trustees Francis Wangara and Joseph Nyabiya

Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) boss Francis Atwoli has lost a Sh500 million defamation case against suspended Labour CS Kazungu Kambi and three MPs.

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