JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
1. By a Plaint dated 16th December 2003, the Respondent, (Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo) filed suit for defamation against the appellants (Royal Media Service and Ramogi FM). At all material times, the Respondent was the Member of Parliament for Gem Constituency.
2. The particulars of the alleged defamation were that on the 15th day of December 2003, the appellants caused to be aired, broadcast and published as the main and leading item during the 7.00 am morning radio news the following words in Luo language defamatory of the Respondent herein:
“...Jotelo mayande ne obila oyudo kachoko ochodoroche Koinange Street waseyudo...... Ramogi nyo odwaro mo oyudo in
to ngawa gini mawachore ni ne oyud rando gi obila ka okawo ochoderoche maloko dendgi e Koinange Street....to jabura
maduoug mawadendo ni M.P. en Jakoyo Midiwo ma jaod Orindi ma dwond bura ma Gem Jakoyo Midiwo....nyocha bende watemo
dwaro Jakoyo Midiwo mondo okwer kata oyie to njok ok wayude...en wach ma omako wang dhano kabis…