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Battle of wit and might: Khalwale vs Kidero vs Sonko

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Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has threatened to sue Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale for linking him to the financial woes facing Mumias Sugar unless the legislator apologises.

But Khalwale retorte through Twitter to welcome the court action, saying that he is ready for it. Mr Kidero demanded that the Mr Khalwale makes an apology in two national newspapers for comments made on Wednesday when President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the ailing sugar mill to offer a Sh1 billion bailout.

“Secondly, our client demands your immediate admission of liability in this matter, where after we may engage you in negotiations regarding award of damages by you to our client for the harm suffered by our client as a result of your defamatory words,” says a letter sent to Mr Khalwale by the governor’s lawyer Tom Ojienda.

SEE ALSO: KHALWALE WANTS KIDERO ARRESTED FOR KILLING MUMIAS

In the letter, Mr Kidero quotes the Kakamega Senator saying that he should be pursued for alleged financial malpractices when he was Mumias Sugar chief executive.

“…Mumias did not just die. I want you, Mr President, as you consider bringing more money, you pursue the criminals who stole from Mumias, na prefect wao, mheshimiwa (their ring leader)…. is the Governor of Nairobi County, Dr Evans Kidero…” the senator is quoted as saying.


 

Meanwhile, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko had demand an apology from Mr Kidero over remarks that he used the Sonko Rescue Team to distribute drugs to Nairobi slums. Sonko has given the governor a week to withdraw the statement or face legal action.

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