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Miguna Miguna v. Standard Group Limited, Standard Limited, James Smart, Cyrus Ombati & Kenya Television Network (KTN)

(2017) JELR 99078 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 164 of 2016  •  28 Jul 2017  •  Kenya

Coram
George Benedict Maina Kariuki, Sankale ole Kantai, Fatuma sichale

Judgement

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

The appellant, Miguna Miguna, filed suit at the High Court of Kenya, Nairobi, against the five respondents – The Standard Group Limited (the 1st respondent), The Standard Limited (the 2nd respondent), James Smart (the 3rd respondent), Cyrus Ombati (the 4th respondent) and The Kenya Television Network (KTN) (the 5th respondent). The plaint is very long and winding - running into 14 pages.

It was stated in the plaint that the 1st respondent was a corporation carrying on media communication, news publication, distribution and dissemination. The 2nd respondent was stated to be a corporation that carried out business of radio, electronic and print news and communication including online publication of the same. Of the 3rd respondent, it was said that he was a news reporter, reader, servant and an agent of the 1st and 5th respondents. The 4th respondent was also said to be a news reporter, servant and agent employed by the 1st and 2nd respondents. The 5th respondent was …

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