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Opposition doyen, Kores threatens to sue county newspaper for defamation

Tarayia ole Kores with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Tarayia ole Kores with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Kores assured his followers that his political journey is pegged on his desire to be the next Kajiado governor.

Kajiado ODM politician, Tarayia ole Kores, has threatened to sue County Press for allegedly “demeaning” his political ambition in the 2022 general election.

Kores told KNU his political roadmap has remained focused and clear for the last three years, and cannot understand why a local newspaper could repeatedly claim his ambition is to run for a senate position.

“This is the second time County Press is associating me with these cheap, baseless propaganda about the senate seat,” said an angry Kores.

He went on: “Let me firmly warn you, and give you the last chance. Next time you publish the same innuendo, I will sue you for defamation.”

Political Journey

Kores assured his followers that his political journey is pegged on his desire to be the next Kajiado governor.

“They should ignore the content in the latest issue of the paper. I am telling the county press to leave me alone, and serve your without mudslinging my name,” said Kores.

He wondered where the newspaper “dug” the story it published without seeking his views.

Kores apologised to Kajiado County News boss, Kurgat Marindany, for imagining he was still associated with county press.

“I could not comprehend how an old media friend had turned against me by publishing negative stories about me, and without my comment. I have just learned today that the senior editor left county press more than one year ago,” said Kores.

Association

While talking to KNU on the phone, the Editor-in-Chief of County News said he did not wish to comment on what other newspapers have written about, but confirmed he has no association with the publication in question.

“Kores is a senior politician in this county and every statement he makes impacts a lot of his followers. We are guided by professional ethics in this industry,” said Marindany.

The senior editor, who also works for the Star Newspaper as a news consultant for Kajiado Region, moved in July last year to KCN as its executive editor and head of content. 

Opposition doyen Tarayia ole Kores.
Opposition doyen Tarayia ole Kores.

 

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