Khalwale vs. Shimanyula ‘Toto’: “We now want KSh1.2 billion from the defendant”

Khalwale vs. Shimanyula ‘Toto’: “We now want KSh1.2 billion from the defendant”

The case in which Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale wants a KSh200 million compensation from businessman Cleophas Shimanyula aka Toto for defamation has been pushed forward.

In the case, Khalwale is suing Toto after the latter claimed that the senator had a hand in the death of his farmhand Kizito Moi who lost his life after being gored by a fighter bull.

Moi died on January 28, 2024. He was laid to rest on February 5, 2024 after an autopsy done on his body concurred with an earlier statement by Khalwale that his death was caused by the bull.

Senator Khalwale had issued a demand letter for Toto to apologise, but the businessman told him off, daring him to go to court.

Judge Sophie Chebet on Tuesday, March 19 directed that the case be postponed to May, 23 2024.

The decision was made after the judge who was supposed to preside over the case, Paul Otieno, travelled for work duties.

Toto, through his lawyer Ken Echesa, has since presented prayers to the court; the exhumation of Moi’s body for a fresh, independent autopsy.

“Mwili wa Bw. Amukune ufukuliwe kutoka kaburi lake, ili mpasuaji wa kibinafsi afanye uchunguzi upya na matokea ya kuridhisha upeanwe…Kama kuna ng’ombe alihusika katika mauaji, aletwe kortini pamoja na mmiliki wake,” Echesa said while talking to the press after the court session.

On their part, Khalwale and his lawyer Danstan Omari said, “The amount we sought (KSh200 million) is in one matter, we are filing four other matters, each KSh250 million. We shall be seeking cumulatively KSh1.2 billion from the defendant.”

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