Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has threatened to sue Standard Newspaper over a story they run on January 23.

Matiang’I has given the media house seven days to apologize to him failure to that he will take them in the court.

According to Matiang’I the Newspaper defamed him on a story run on page two, on Monday.

The story on Grapevine column with the headline “Vocal minister in illicit affair with choir girl” didn’t go on well with the CS.

Although the story doesn’t mention names the ministry says the description befits CS Matiang’i.


In articles previously published in your newspaper, you have used adjectives such as a “no-nonsense”, “outspoken” and “strong Christian” that describes CS Matiang’i,” reads part of the letter sent to Standard Group Editorial Director.

“The net effect of the article was to defame, disparage and vilify an innocent public servant in the eyes of his peers, family, and right thinking members of the public. Contrary to the code of conduct of the practice of Journalism in Kenya,” notes a letter sent to Standard Newspaper editorial director.

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