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Standard Newspapers Limited v. Joseph Konzollo Munyao

(2018) JELR 95029 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 54 of 2008  •  12 Oct 2018  •  Kenya

Coram
Erastus Mwaniki Githinji, Sankale ole Kantai, Fatuma sichale

Judgement

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

The appellant, The Standard Newspapers Limited, on 13th July, 2003 under its “Benson’s World” page published the following article of and concerning the respondent, Joseph Konzolo Munyao:

MUNYAO STICKS TO FAMILIAR FASHION TRENDS

In my view it is not such a bad thing that many of our Cabinet ministers have not allowed power to go to their heads......

But there are obvious extremes that should be avoided, we don’t for instance, want a repeat of the late 1970s and early 1980s which inspired Peter Enahoro to write of a former president in Africa Now newsmagazine that he behaved like a rural teacher lost in town....

This is a trap that in my humble view Livestock Development Minister (sic) Joseph Munyao is in danger of falling into.

Like former Cabinet minister Kamwithi Munyi and his brilliantly coloured suit(s). Munyao has established himself as a conservative dresser.

Many had hoped that after ascending to high office he would exchange his worn shirt collars, V-neck short…

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