Justice Lenaola Sues Standard Media For Defamation, Wants Compensation Equal To 20 Years Pay

Justice Isaac Lenaola
Justice Isaac Lenaola

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Isaac Lenaola has sued the Standard Media Group over the ‘Damning Petitions Link Lenaola and Mwilu to NASA Lawyers’ article published on Tuesday, 19, 2017.

The judge is suing the media group for defamation and injurious falsehood and harassment.

The petition filed by Derrick Malika sought to have the judge removed from office. He alleged that the judge was in contact with NASA lawyers and was part of a cartel in the Judiciary.

In his defamation case against the said media house, Justice Lenaola has accused the media house published the words out of extreme malevolence and without caring into the falsity or truth of the petition.

He has also said that the Standard published the said petition before he (Lenaola) had been served thus it was not Public knowledge.

Mr Lenaola has said that the newspaper’s lack of verifying the truthfulness of the Derrick petition has injured his reputation.

Read: How the Supreme Court Judges Played Jubilee in the Presidential Petition

The judge has asked the local daily to publicly apologize to him. The apology, he says should be carried in Saturday’s publication.

Lenaola will also file suit and seek compensatory and punitive damages. He says that he will ask the court to assess the damages to equal his estimated earnings for the remainder of his tenure which is about 20 years.

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