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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko wants to end a court case in which he is accused of making defamatory statements against Interior Minister Karanja Kibicho.

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Appearing before Judge Msagha Mbongoli on Thursday, PS Kibicho’s lawyer Fred Ngatia said he had received the proposal from defense counsel, Evans Ondieki.

“I have received a proposal from Ondieki on the possibility of housing. Please come back on June 8 for shelter, “Ngatia said.

Read: Enough for Sonko – PS Kibicho Says When He Threatens Legal Measures

In January, the former county chief was barred from making defamatory remarks.

Through his lawyer, PS Kibicho said that Sonko involved him with individuals involved in land grabbing during a meeting held in South Dagoretti on January 24.

Sonko is also alleged to have claimed that PS was involved in post-election violence in 2017.

Read Also: PS Kibicho Appears In DCI Offices Over The 2017 Chaos Claims Made by Sonko

The secretary-general said that Sonko did not bother to examine his statements which had tarnished his reputation and reputation.

“Sonko published the words knowing full well that they were false and by ignoring the negligence on the effect that the words would have against me,” he said.

“Sonko’s aim is to tarnish my reputation and divert public attention from emerging issues like the former Nairobi Governor.”

Read Also: Sonko Banned From Saying Slanderous Words Against PS Kibicho

PS Kibicho went on to say that the defamatory remarks have seen public attention taken away from Sonko.

Prior to the court case, Sonko was summoned by DCI boss George Kinoti after the complainant presented himself before the investigative body.

Sonko, on the other hand, dismissed as “laughter” the DCI’s call.

“I find it ironic that the police see it as a crime to undermine the authority of a public officer. How ridiculous. It is also absurd that they take what I said as a catalyst for violence, ”he said.

Sonko also noted that Kenya is not a police state, “we live in a democratic country, and no one in Kenya is above the law, regardless of the office they have.”

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