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Governor Waiguru threatens to sue King Kaka over song lyrics

Recently Kenyan musician, Kennedy Tarriq Ombima alias King Kaka, released a short video on the google streaming platform -Youtube. In the video titled WajingaNyinyi the musician has critiscisedKirinyaga County Governor, Anne Mumbi Waiguru, for engaging in corruption and fraud by procuring a Ksh. 20 pen at an inflated cost of Ksh 8,000.

However, the comments have not gone well with Hon Anne Waiguru as on December 16, 2019 through Kiragu Wathuta and Company Advocates she sent the musician a demand letter.

Intricacies of the demand letter reveal that the Kirinyaga governor wants the rapper to offer her an unequivocal, unqualified and unreserved retraction as well as an apology pending her review and approval. The governor also  wants the musician to permanently, immediately and unconditionally withdraw, pull down and delete the song in all streaming platforms that include but not limited to twitter or YouTube. She further demands an admission of defamation liability in writing as well as the unconditional confirmation and commitment in writing from King Kaka that he would cease to publish any defamatory songs and words about her. 

Failure to abide to the aforementioned conditions would see the governor pursuing a legal recourse against the musician.

In the song King Kaka had published what the Governor terms as allegations and innuendos. The governor opines that the lyrics ” Ati Waiguru ako kwa office Na story ya NYS tulisahau. Biro Moja alibuy 8thao Biro tunanunanga mbao. Either sisi ndio wajinga ama akona marking scheme ya Accountant” are defamatory as she had never been charged in a court of law as an accused person in relation to the NYS Scandal or any other scandal



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