“Pending hearing Inter Partes hearing the defendants are hereby restrained from publishing further statements and articles forthwith as regards the plaintiffs,” the order states.
The judge was referring to recently shared videos released by the controversial politician. Sonko accused his former lawyers Cecil Miller and George Kithi of conspiring with senior Executive Officers and Judges to deny him justice in his impeachment case.
The former boss of Nairobi County claimed that the two lawyers took large sums of money as bribes to stab him in the back.
“The plaintiffs are two beleaguered lawyers who deceived me in my criminal case and left me at the height of my charges, after enormous sums were paid in the guise of legal fees,” Sonko stated.
The two originally filed the case in the Supreme Court Civil Chamber, but Judge Joseph Sergon turned the case over to the Chief Magistrate.
Amana Said Jirani, the alleged brother of Judge Said Chitembwe, was also stumped from discussing the whole issue.
In a leaked video, Sonko met with Jirani who solicited and received a bribe on behalf of the judge.
The judge has however dismissed the video saying it has been edited to frame him especially after he dismissed a petition against Sonko challenging Governor Anne Kananu’s swearing-in.
Chitembwe said the man in the video isn’t his brother and they aren’t related although they have known each other for 10 years since they come from Kwale.
He says he met Sonko following the insistence of a client who was buying land from the former Governor and had sort advise to avoid being defrauded.