Former Chief Justice David Maraga has sued Senior Counsel Ahmednassir Abdullahi for allegedly defaming him through his Twitter handle.
The former CJ who retired from the Judiciary on 12th January 12, 2021, accused lawyer Ahmednasir of using his Twitter handle on the day he retired to post a scandalous tweet insinuating that he knew of a corrupt Supreme Court Judge and did nothing.
The former CJ claims that Ahmednasir’s post or tweet attracted 565 comments, 381 retweets, and 2,500 likes from his followers.
“The said post was circulated to other unquantifiable Twitter users by virtue of being 'retweeted' or 'liked' onto other users' Twitter timelines. The said post is still on his Twitter handle and is accessible to millions of Twitter subscribers throughout the world,” he says in suits papers.
He claims he is an elder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a position that requires a person of high moral character and unquestionable integrity.
In such a position, Maraga says he is frequently called to preach and the post by Ahmednasir defamed his character.
“The defendant presently has a huge national and international following on his said Twitter Account.
As of January 12, 2021, the defendant had 1.1 million followers on that Twitter account who read, have access to, and comment and may retweet all his posts and tweets,” claims Maraga.