Ruaraka Land Owner Demands Apology From Apollo Mboya And Defamatory Tweets Deleted

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Former LSK President, Apollo Mboya. / COURTESY
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Afrison Import and Export Limited Managing Director Francis Mburu when he appeared before the Senate Public Accounts and Investments Committee (CPAIC) on Monday 30/04/18 on the disputed Ruaraka land. / COURTESY

Afrison Export and Import Ltd, Huelands and Whispering Palms Estate Ltd Director Francis Mburu who has been at the centre of the Ruaraka GSU land dispute has through his lawyer, N.R Nyamai demanded for an apology from lawyer, Apollo Mboya.

According to the demand letter sent to Mboya, he accuses him of libel and defamation making reference to tweets published on April 28, 29 and 30, 2018.

Mr Mburu is also demanding for a handwritten reply or an email sent to ‘’ before close of business on May 3, 2018 and ‘within two hours after receipt of the letter.

The letter seen by Kahawa Tungu also demands that Mboya deletes the said tweets or risk facing legal action against him.

“… two hours after receipt of this demand letter you apologize and delete the said tweets from your twitter account we have firm instructions to institute legal proceedings against you jointly and / severally at your own risk as to costs and other consequences arising there from without any further references to you whatsoever,” the letter read in part.

Mr Mguru’s lawyer also notes that after Mboya complies with their demands, they will address him on the ‘issue of quantum of damages payable to our clients.’

In response, the former LSK President asked the alleged perpetrators to sue and ‘accord me an opportunity to cross examine you & your co- perpetrators in court.’

But Mr Mburu while appearing before Senate’s County Public Accounts and Investments Committee on Monday offered to refund Sh1.7 billion already paid to him in exchange for his land.

He told the committee that state agencies frustrated his efforts in seeking compensation and was willing to demolish all the structures on the land; Drive In Primary and Ruaraka Secondary Schools.

Read: Woman Sentenced To Six Months In Jail For Declining To Refund Money Sent Via MPesa

“Would you also consider that I refund the money so that I can get back my land? I have been waiting for 40 years to be compensated for my land. It is an insult. This is land registered under my name. I have orders to demolish all the illegal structures and buildings including the two schools,” Mburu told the committee.

“I am finding that this world is not fair to me. I don’t want to be seen by the public as if I have taken public property.”

Reports indicate that the government paid in full Sh19,681,000 in 1997.

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