• Ben Kangangi took Anerlisa Muigai to court in 2018 over a post she made on social media.
• The courts sided with Ben Kangangi's view that the post had been defamatory.

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Anerlisa Muigai smiling
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Ben Kangangi's March 2018 court case against Anerlisa Muigai has finally come to an end. The verdict was issued by Justice, S.J Chitembwe.

Judge Chitembwe ruled in favour of Mr Kangangi who had filed the suit against Anerlisa seeking (general damages, damages for loss of reputation, exemplary damages, a written apology and a permanent injunction) over a post she made on her Facebook and Instagram pages about him.

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Ben Kangangi in a file photo
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Judge Chitembwe was convinced that the posts were defamatory and noted in his March 31, 2022 ruling,

"Given the evidence on record, it is this courts view that it (the post) was indeed defamatory. The post directly referred to the plaintiff(Mr. Kangangi) and indicated that he was an unscrupulous businessman who conducted fraudulent businesses and could not be trusted.

The plaintiff indicated that the claims by the defendant( Anerlisa) were false and the defendant did not provide anything to controvert the same."

Adding,

"I am satisfied that in the absence of any contrary evidence, the plaintiff (Mr. Kangangi) was defamed as the evidence on record does prove that the plaintiff’s character was negatively affected."

Judge Chitembwe then went on to award Mr Kangangi Ksh 2,000,000 as compensation for the defamation. 

"Given the evidence on record,I do find that a global award of Kshs. 2,000,000 shall be adequate compensation for the plaintiff. The plaintiff is hereby awarded Kshs .2million as general damages plus costs and interest."

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