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Court set ruling date for Kidero, Khalwale case

The ruling of a defamation case pitting the Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero and Kakamega Senator Dr. Bonny Khalwale will be delivered on July 30 this year.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Mr. Joseph Sagon made the ruling on the case that has seen both political heavyweights trade accusations and counter-accusations, with Khalwalwe accusing Governor Kidero of being behind the financial woes afflicting the Mumias Sugar Company.

Ugly scenes have been the order of the day since the high profile case was first mentioned at the Milimani Law courts in Nairobi.

Confrontation started after Kidero obtained fresh orders from the High Court, stopping the Kakamega Senator from making any remarks associating him with the financial crisis afflicting Mumias Sugar Company.

DEFAMATION

Kidero had sued Khalwale for allegedly defaming him by directly linking him to the collapse of Mumias Sugar Company.

On July 17 this year, there was a standstill at the Law Courts after supporters of both Kidero and Khalwale clashed during the proceedings of the defamation case. It took police to contain the situation when they lobbed teargas to disperse the rowdy youths.

In a related incident, Gatundu South MP, Mr. Moses Kuria late last week vowed to push for the arrest of both Khalwale and Kidero if the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) failed to arrest them over the chaos at Milimani Law Courts.

Kuria had asked the NCIC Chairman Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo to direct security to prosecute the two leaders without delay based on ethnic clash and incitement.