After Kananu’s Leaked Audio Became Viral, The Court Took Action

After Kananu's Leaked Audio Became Viral,  The Court Took Action
Nairobi Governor, Anne Kananu. /TWITTER

Anne Kananu, the governor of Nairobi, has acquired court orders prohibiting her predecessor, Mike Sonko, from releasing any more videos, comments, texts, or documents accusing her of misconduct.

After the deposed governor published a series of video and audio recordings accusing her of conspiring with others to derail his political career and finally remove him from office, Kananu took legal action.

While issuing the orders, Milimani Chief Magistrate Justice H.K. Nyaga designated the matter as urgent and demanded that the parties involved be served immediately.

“By an order of temporary injunction, Respondents are hereby restrained from writing, printing, publishing, circulating, disseminating or causing to be written, printed, published, circulated, disseminated in any manner whatsoever any, audio and/or video recordings, words and statements that are defamatory and/or disparaging in any manner whatsoever to the Applicant,” Justice Nyaga ordered.

The court cautioned that disobedience or non-observance of the injunction would result in the governor facing criminal charges.

“And further, if this order is not followed, an application shall be filed charging you and any other such person(s) disobedient for contempt of court, requesting your detention and other punishment, as well as other remedy available.”

Aside from Kananu, the governor has been producing tapes accusing a number of people, including Justice Said Chitembwe and his former lawyer Cecil Miller.

Sonko has been asked to testify against the High Court Judge by the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC).

“The JSC has been alerted to multiple video clips, social media posts, and cellphone recordings that you have posted in which Hon. Justice Said Juma Chitembwe’s conduct as a judge has been called into question.”

“This is to notify you, pursuant to the provisions of Article 252 (3)(b) of the Constitution and section 42 part VIII of the Judicial Service Act No. 1 of 2011, that the JSC will require your personal attendance to testify as a witness in the aforesaid matter, which will proceed for the oral hearing on Tuesday, December 14,” according to an excerpt from the letter.