Activist Boniface Mwangi has written to the IEBC requesting for Deputy President William Ruto’s wealth declaration forms as well as tax returns since his election in 2013.
In a letter addressed to the IEBC on Monday, Mwangi through his lawyer Gitobu Imanyara wants the commission to furnish them with the information before November 1, 2016.
The letter states that the request is to enable their client ‘exercise his constitutional right to a fair hearing’ in a defamation suit filed against him by Ruto.
This is the latest twist to the legal duel between Mwangi and DP Ruto which was occasioned by an alleged defamatory tweet published by the activist on September 30.
“Our request is founded on Article 35 (1) (a) and (b) of the Constitution and other relevant laws”, the letter read in part.
Ruto sued Mwangi on October 7, 2016 over a tweet he deemed defamatory to him.
It seems DP Ruto’s suit helped to open a can of worms, his advisors will regret their decision.
Politicians rarely sue members of the public or their colleagues for slander not because they can’t win such cases but because doing so is exposing oneself to extreme scrutiny
This case is going to destroy Mr. Ruto’s reputation badly.
Hon Jim B adds>>>
Now Mr. Mwangi’s lawyers have requested for his tax returns record and wealth declaration. For your information, if a lawyer asks for your records, he/she already knows what it entails.
Just like in the ICC case, the Mt. Kenya Mafia through NIS will supply Mr. Mwangi’s defense team with very vital documents that will help them nail Mr. Ruto.
Of course Mr. Ruto MUST be destroyed before 2022 if uthamaki is to survive.