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Jeff Koinange’s defamation case resumes

A defamation suit against television talk show host Jeff Koinange and businessman Tony Gachoka will proceed after the High Court lifted orders stopping it.

Justice Weldon Korir ruled that he would only hear the appeal against their conviction for contempt of court, but not interfere with the suit filed against them by businessmen Jimi Wanjigi and his brother, Mr Sani Mbui Wanjigi.

The judge had earlier stopped proceedings in the case but lifted his order upon an application by lawyer Nicholas Nyamai.

“The orders issued by the court on June 10 are varied to allow the defamation suit to proceed. We will only proceed with the contempt of court case and the appeal against the Sh2 million fine,” said Judge Korir.

Mr Koinange and Mr Gachoka were last month found guilty of contempt of court and fined Sh2 million each or serve six months in jail in default for disobeying a court order.

The defamation suit will proceed on September 22.