Supreme Court Judge Mohammed Ibrahim has written to lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi demanding an apology over alleged defamatory words he published against him over the Wajir gubernatorial election petition.
The judge, through his lawyer Wambua Kilonzo, has given Ahmednassir seven days to retract the words published on his twitter account and offer an apology, failure to which he will move to court.
“…publish an apology and a retraction of the said tweets in a similar prominence to which they were published, both on twitter and through two Kenyan newspapers with daily and nationwide circulation,” reads the letter addressed to Ahmednassir.
In the said tweets, Ahmednassir claimed that Justice Ibrahim “changed his mind at the 11th hour” to join the judges who ruled in favour of Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud.
“We know from reliable source in the Supreme Court that the 6 JUDGES tied at 3.3 until yesterday afternoon when Justice Ibrahim changed his mind to make it 4.2 What happened? Who lobbed Ibrahim? Why did he change at the 11th hour? Ibrahim MUST tell Kenyans what we know,” alleged Ahmednassir.
He went further to claim that he would write a letter to Chief Justice David Maraga on “which judges were bribed and how much money they got.”
“On Monday I will write a confidential letter to the CJ and disclose to him which judges were bribed and how much money they got and by whom… one of the JUDGES was bribed through a member of parliament and the money taken from the Branch of a local bank in Eastleigh,” claimed the lawyer.
Justice Ibrahim says the tweets by the senior counsel were “libelous, malicious, oppressive and spiteful and were calculated to, and did discredit our client’s good way and reputation, injured, disparaged and lowered his esteem and regard among right thinking members of the local and international society.”
Ahmednassir was representing the former governor Ahmed Abdullahi in the petition.
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