A court in Nairobi has ordered the renowned Twitter blogger Edgar Obare to cease publishing any defamatory statements against the founder and owner of Westlock College, Christina Lewis, and two others.
Honorable Becky Cheloti of the Commercial Court further ordered the head of cybercrime at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to ensure that no further defamatory statements are made on Mr. Obare’s Twitter handle.
But Mugure, alongside Christine Nyambura Muturi and one other person sued the blogger, getting orders to stop him from further defaming her and her associates.
“Pending the hearing and determination of this application a temporary injunction is issued against the Defendant [Obare] from further publication and extraction of defamatory online posts…”The court has also ordered the blogger to stop using his X platform in “declaring that Christina Lewis is a Convicted investor fraudster…[and].. blatantly disesteeming Westwick College,” the order dated January 29, reads.
“That in the interim pending the hearing and determination of this application a temporary injunction is issued restraining the Defendant his associates or otherwise from further uttering, distributing, publishing any articles, posts, comments and/or words that are libellous or injurious falsehood or any similar words defamatory of the Plaintiffs.”
The court has ordered the director of Criminal Investigation and or Head of Cyber Crime to enforce the order.
The blogger had earlier been notified of the intentions to sue him but failed to act.