Former Turkuna county Governor Josphat Nanok has sued a local daily newspaper for defamation.
Nanok says in his application that the local newspaper carried an article without verifying the trust fact,which article has gone to portray him in the negative aspects
The former Governor, through his lawyer Philip Nyachoti,says that the article published on 4th August 2020 concerning his client was without through material facts
The article complained of reads “….throwing his weight behind the formula,Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok said,”…. I support the formula because it will foster development,since we will be given more money…”
The lawyers urgues that the writter ought to have verified the facts before handing over the article for publication and that publication dented the reputation of the aggreaved party considering his position in the society.
By Rodgers Oduor