Dennis Itumbi lands in hot soup, set for severe punishment

Embattled Supreme Court Justice Isaac Lenaola has made a new announcement about Itumbi after...

On Friday, through his lawyer Donald Kipkorir, the judge demanded that Mr Itumbi pulls down tweets and Facebook posts with #WakoraNetwork, that have been used to defame the Judicial leaders.

In a letter, Justice Lenaola held on Friday that the tweets are injurious to his reputation as a judge therefore harmful to his legal profession.

The letter by Mr Kipkorir describes the Supreme Court judge as a person of "unblemished academic and professional record" which Mr Itumbi was attacking.

Lenaola said he will proceed to file a lawsuit if Itumbi declines to delete the tweets, issue a public apology and pay for damages in three days.

"In default of the above instructions, we will file a suit seeking compensatory and punitive damages," Mr Kipkorir says in the letter by KTK Advocates.

He added: "We will urge the court to use the expected earnings of our client till his retirement at age 70 as the benchmark."

Lenaola also says that in the tweets and posts, Itumbi posted a series of messages under the #EvilSociety published from September 13.

The judge wants the State House official to come clean on claims he was part of the team that plotted the Supreme Court verdict.

Kipkorir, in the demand letter, further states the tweets can be interpreted to mean the judge is part of a corruption cartel.

He also says it can be interpreted to mean his client delegated judicial responsibility to outsiders.

"The tweets mean my client lacks ethical standards, is corrupt and corruptible, not impartial and doesn't have intellectual capacity," Mr Kipkorir said.

He adds: "They also mean that my client subverted the judiciary and judicial system and is, therefore, unfit to hold office,"

He said the posts amount to harassment and intimidation of his client and added Itumbi violated chapter six of the constitution by virtue of him being a state officer.

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