The High Court has settled the defamation case pitting Martha Karua against Moses Kuria by ordering the latter to pay millions of shillings.
The Narc Kenyan Party leader had moved to court demanding Sh 20 Million for allegedly damaging her reputation. This is after the controversial Gatundu South MP linked the former Gichugu MP with the procurement of witnesses to allegedly fix Deputy President William Ruto at The Hague.
Martha Karua told the court in September that despite demanding an unconditional apology from Kuria, he went ahead and repeated the same claims at Parliament Buildings.
“The claims are scandalous, malicious, unwarranted and lowered my dignity among right-thinking members of the society,” she said.
She said the words were malicious, unwarranted and defamatory in nature as they injured her character, personal credit, and reputation as well as standing as a politician, business lady, family woman, and an advocate.
Moses Kuria allegedly made the remarks during a political rally in Kapsokwony, Bungoma County, on September 21, 2015.
The MP had been given a chance by Judge Joseph Sergon to defend his claims but he did not file his defence or appear in court over the matter.
In its ruling, the High Court ordered Moses Kuria to pay Sh 6.5 Million.