The high court has stopped the 2017 Nairobi County gubernatorial aspirant, Miguna Miguna, from making any more defamatory remarks against businesswoman Esther Passaris, who is also vying for the same position in the upcoming elections.
Passaris moved to court to sue the controversial Miguna Miguna over the defamatory insults he hurled at her on national TV, during the Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) show on KTN on November 16, 2016, and also for a “malicious tweet” Miguna posted referring to Passaris together with the other aspirants in the 2017 Nairobi County Governor race as “thieves and “drug dealers”.
“Kenyans in their millions should watch @KoinangeJeff Live on KTN on November 16 at 10PM as I expose thieves and drug dealers.” the tweet read.
During the same show, Miguna while openly showing his contempt for Passaris, called her a “socialite bimbo” whose only rise to fame was propelled by sleeping with rich men”.
He further went ahead to make fun of Passaris “sexual harassment” allegations against Equity Bank’s CEO James Mwangi, asking her if “everyone who meets her wants to rape her”.
Justice Joseph Sergon said Miguna shall not defame Passaris by word or through her images on various media platforms, including social, print and electronic media.
Miguna’s sexual slurs on Passaris provoked a public outcry, with the criticism turning to the show’s host Jeff Koinange for encouraging the assault by just giggling as the drama unfolded.