BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has given a local newspaper three days to apologise over a story published today on his alleged health status.
In a demand letter seen by Nairobi Times, the city boss says if The Star newspaper fails to apologise or retract the defamatory statement he will institute legal proceedings against it
The governor also claims that the publication was meant and understood by Kenyans public that he is an immoral persons and infected from HIV virus and suffering from AIDS.
He further says that the article portrayed him as a escaped convicted criminal and should not be trusted by any right thinking members of the public and particularly his constituents who have elected him as the conman of Nairobi County.
“The said publication has inflicted great prejudice to and has caused me extreme damage as a businessman and a community leader especially as the elected governor of Nairobi County,”reads the letter in part by Sonko.
Through his lawyer Cecil Miller ,the Governor says the publication should be in words acceptable to him and given similar prominence as of the publication complained of.
The malicious and spiteful statements were published without inquiring the truth or falsity and counter checking with him, he adds
In the letter Miller says the local newspaper deliberately chose to recklessly publish the malicious falsehood against his client with a view of damaging his reputation as a businessman and a Governor.