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NEWS JUST IN; Raila Gives Popular Newspaper 24 Hours To Make Public Apology Over Defamation

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News just in indicates that Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga has now threatened to take legal action against a popular newspaper over defamation.

Through Awele Jackson Advocates, Odinga has threatened to take legal action against Saturday Nation Newspaper over an article which said that Raila's office was paid billions for his two AU offices.

According to the article, National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungwah had said that Raila Offices in Nairobi and Addis Ababa at the time he was working as AU envoy was paid billions of shillings.

Odinga has termed the allegations as false while saying that the newspaper would have reached out to ascertain the accurate factual position from the African Union before publishing the article.

Further, the letter has said that all expenses that were incurred by Odinga's office were footed by African Union via NEPAD and partly by Odinga himself.

In particular, the letter says that the article paints Raila to be corrupt. Raila now demands an apology to be published by the newspaper within 24 hours.

Moreover, Raila has instructed the newspaper to desist from publishing any disparaging information, statements regarding to him and that they must admit liability for defamation.

Failure to comply within 24 hours, he will take legal action against the company.

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