The Standard Group and Nation Media Group have been barred from linking Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero to a draft report by audit firm KPMG.
Standard and Nation repeatedly published stories linking the Nairobi governor to financial malpractices which led to the near collapse of the miller. The gist of the stories is that Dr. Kidero cooked the accounting books.
â€œA man is his reputation. Once reputation is lost, it cannot be regained. It is even worse when its destruction is repeated,” Mabeya said.
â€œI am satisfied that in the circumstances of this case, the exercise of the right to freedom of expression by the defendants does not outweigh the private right to the reputation of Kidero,â€ he said
In the case, Kidero sued Standard Group, Paul Wafula, Daniel Wesangula, Nation Media Group and Remenya Gibendi.