Singer and Businesswoman Esther Akoth alias Akothee has threatened to sue bloggers who post malicious content about her brand.
Taking to her official Instagram account, the businesswoman took issue with Kenyan bloggers claiming that they were using her name to gain popularity and endorsements. She subsequently vowed to seek legal redress against anyone found culpable.
"Gone are days when blogs built brands and names, nowadays we only have bitter lost generations behind keyboards chasing followings and clouts to earn a living. They will stop at nothing and care less about the damage it will cost.
"All they want is comments, likes and followers. Blogs are equally fighting for followers and endorsements, therefore, they will use your name, and brand image to get insights to approach clients," she added.
The mother of five further cautioned that bloggers who fail to adhere to her directives would attract a Ksh300 million penalty.
"To all Kenyan bloggers, this is your last day posting rubbish about my brand and tarnishing my name for your own gain. You will be forced to pay a penalty of 300M if you post anything malicious about my brand. I don't need you, you need my content, period. Wacheni kunipost sitaki," she wrote on her Instagram.
Akothee warns blogs
Earlier, Akothee slammed a local publication for publishing an article claiming that she dissed her sister Cebbie Koks.
While ranting about the 'malicious' article, Akothee stated that the publication was 'using' her family to sell an agenda for their own benefit.
"This is the most malicious comment I have ever come across. Just like every family do not take advantage of our challenges for your own comfort. Every family has issues including yours. I will not stand here and allow you to use my family on your pages for traction.
"You know I know how to deal with trolls. This is my blood younger sister and nothing can change, amidst the challenges I still love and cherish her, she can never be my enemy nor my competition nor can I refer to her as a workmate. My sister is the age of my daughters, I see her as I see my daughters, we come from a family with zero malice, we were brought up well," she wrote on her Instagram.
Continuing her spiel, Akothee further cautioned publishers and fans against using her family to sell their agendas. She additionally pledged to seek legal redress against anyone found culpable.
"Now listen any blog, fan who will mess with my family, I will call you by names in a court of law,I won't give you a chance to cyberbully my family," she added.