Anne Waiguru Sues Google And Daily Post for an Offensive Publication

Devolution secretary Anne Waiguru has renewed her battle with Internet giant Google, from whom she is seeking compensation for an alleged defamatory story that was published by a Kenyan blogger.
In Summary
  • Devolution secretary Anne Waiguru has renewed her battle with Internet giant Google, from whom she is seeking compensation for an alleged defamatory story that was published by a Kenyan blogger.
  • Ms Waiguru has filed a fresh suit against California-based Google, its subsidiary Blogger Inc and Kenyan website Daily Post seeking payment for the story.
  • Google is yet to respond to the suit as Ms Waiguru is in the process of serving it with the court papers.

Ms Waiguru has filed a fresh suit against California-based Google, its subsidiary Blogger Inc and Kenyan website Daily Post seeking payment for the story, which was published in the wake of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sacking of the former chairman of the Youth Development Fund, Gor Semelango.

The CS wants to be paid a slew of damages and the defendants to foot the cost of the suit.

I was shocked and embarrassed after reading the defamatory materials. As a public officer, the offending material has caused me trauma, reason wherefore I pray for judgment against Daily Post, Blogger Inc and Google Inc jointly and severally for general damages, aggravated and exemplary damages and the costs of this suit,”

Ms Waiguru says in court papers.

Google Kenya has refused to bow included in the suit choosing to let the parent company, Google Inc, to take the heat.

Google inc is yet to respond to the suit as the CS is yet to serve them.

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