Saturday October 1, 2016 – Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi has landed in deep trouble for calling Deputy President William Ruto a thief, killer and land grabber.
The DP has given him only seven days to apologize publicly to him for accusing him of murdering businessman Jacob Juma, engaging in corruption and land grabbing.
Through his lawyers, Ruto has written to Mwangi demanding an apology within seven days, failure to which legal action will be taken against him.
In the letter, Ruto said that the outspoken activist had defamed him in his social media posts which have since attracted masses and mixed reactions.
“Our instructions are that this tweet is false and malicious. The words in their ordinary and plain meaning are defamatory and they have severely injured our client’s reputation,” said Ruto’s lawyers.
“The defamatory words attracted 556 re-tweets and 476 likes as of today at 9:30 am 21 hours and 42 minutes after the tweet was posted as well as numerous comments from different people who now view our client as a murderer and a thief,” the papers highlighted.
Here are Mwangi’s controversial tweets against Ruto that have landed him in deep trouble;-
Bonface Mwangi# I hope Deputy President has no plans of killing me the way he killed his old friend, Jacob Juma a fellow thief who became a whistle blower.
Boniface Mwangi# Deputy President @WilliamRuto is a thief, who has never been formally employed. He has abused public office & used it to loot and grab land
Bonface Mwangi# Deputy President @WilliamsRuto you were found GUILTY of land grabbing and fined Sh5million. You’re a thief who should be in jail #TalkToRutopic.twitter.com/N002OA2MK8