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City businessman Businessman Benson Ritho following court proceedings in Milimani Law Court


High Court Judge Weldon Korir has extended orders obtained by a Nairobi businessman stopping Government officials from referring to him as insane.

Businessman Benson Ritho secured orders restraining the Registrar of Titles in the Ministry of Lands, Sarah Maina, from publishing defamatory statements against him.

Justice Hatari Waweru had issued a temporary injunction directed at the Registrar restraining her and persons acting under her instructions from publishing any further defamatory statements concerning Ritho.

Ritho had protested that the senior civil servant had persistently referred to him as a mad person.

“The plaintiff continues to suffer immensely as a result of the said defamatory remarks and it is thus imperative that the injunctive orders sought here in be granted. The injury to the plaintiff’s feeling and reputation cannot be in any way compensated,” he had submitted in court documents.

The businessman, who is the administrator of his late father, Joseph Maingi Mureiithi’s estate, had explained he had not been medically adjudged to be of unsound mind. He had accused the registrar of refusing to register a parcel of land following his application on the grounds that he was insane.

“I am very aggrieved by the decision of the respondents to refuse to register the said application on the grounds advanced. I have reason to believe that the said decision was purely malicious going by the conduct of the registrar,” he said.

Judge Pauline Nyamweya ordered an audit of the estate to ascertain which parcels of the land has been sold by the administrator of the estate.

Range MP was charged was charged in court after the business sued him and accusing him for selling his land without authority in Embakasi area. The MP denied all charges he is being with by Ritho and released on cash bill of 50,000

The matter was directed to be mention on 21 of January next for further direction.


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