‘I’ve contacted lawyer to deal with you’ – Corazon takes legal action against Ugandan mall

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 16 Dec, 2022 19:24 | 2 mins read
Ugandan mall gives Corazon Kwamboka slap in the face with cunning manoeuvre to evade her lawsuit
Corazon Kwamboka. PHOTO/Instagram (@corazon_kwamboka).

Corazon Kwamboka is all set for a legal showdown with a mall in Kampala for violating her privacy and publicity rights.

The Kenyan socialite was alerted by a netizen about a mall in Uganda using her photos for commercial purposes without her consent.

Corazon warned the mall in Kampala that she had already contacted a lawyer to deal with them.

"This mall in Kampala that's using my photos to promote whatever product against my knowledge. I've contacted a lawyer to deal with you," She wrote in a post on InstaStories.


Corazon Kwamboka is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya even though she rarely practices law.

The socialite was among 125 lawyers admitted to the Roll of Advocates in November 2016 by former Chief Justice David Maraga.

Socialite Corazon Kwamboka when she was admitted to the bar in 2016. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Corazon knows her rights being an Advocate - seemingly why she is going after the mall in Kampala.

The use of an image of a recognizable person for advertising or promotional purposes, even if it was taken in a public setting, violates that person’s right to publicity. One could be liable for damages, including punitive damages.

Grace Msalame

Corazon is not the only curvy female Kenyan celeb whose image has been used without her consent in Uganda.

In February 2019, media personality Grace Msalame took legal action organisers of Miss Curvy Uganda for using her image without consulting her.

In a statement, Msalame noted that her image was being used to encourage the objectification of women’s bodies, something that she strongly condemned.

She further added that a person’s body should never be used as a tourist attraction site since it is God-given and a reminder that we were created in His likeness.

“I would like to categorically state that my image and likeness are being used to propagate, disseminate and encourage the objectification of women’s bodies.

 “I do not endorse or agree with such a message or anyone who is a creator or supporter of the idea that women’s bodies are tourist attraction sites.

“I reject any association to me that has been unlawfully created by Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 and its supporters or agents,” read her statement in part.

Msalame also stated that the use of her image had defamed her character and reputation, subjecting her to cyberbullying.

“I strongly and categorically reject a message that pits women of different sizes against each other. I am in no way associated with an activity that objectifies women in the name of promoting culture. Women are people, they are not sex objects.”