Court Orders Arrest of Journalist Jeff Koinange

  • A Nairobi court has issued a warrant of arrest against Kenyan journalist Jeff Koinange and businessman Tony Gachoka.

    The order of arrest issued by Senior Resident Magistrate Maisy Chepsang on Wednesday, follows a failure by the two to honour court summons.

    Koinange and Gachoka are alleged to have discussed the conduct of a company on the 'Jeff Koinange Live' show on April 1, despite there being a court order barring Mr Koinange, KTN and the Standard Media Group from broadcasting or publishing a defamatory statement concerning the company, The Nation reports.

    Businessman Jimi Wanjigi, Mr Sani Mbui Wanjigi and Kwacha Group of Companies Limited through their lawyer want the company paid a total of Sh60 million as compensation for defamation.

    The case is scheduled for hearing on June 5.

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