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Anerlisa Muigai Ordered to Pay Businessman Benson Kangangi KSh 2 Million in Damages

A Court has ordered businesswoman Anerlisa Muigai to pay businessman Benson Kangangi for tarnishing his name. 

In a ruling on Thursday, March 31, Justice Said Juma Chitembwe instructed the Nero Water CEO to pay Kangangi KSh 2 million for defamation.

“Given the evidence on record, it is this court’s view that it (the post) was indeed defamatory. The post directly referred to the plaintiff and indicated that he was an unscrupulous businessman who conducted fraudulent businesses and could not be trusted

“I am satisfied that in the absence of any contrary evidence, the plaintiff was defamed as the evidence on record does prove that the plaintiff’s character was negatively affected,” Justice Chitembwe ruled. 

The money will cover compensation, general damages and interest. 

Kangangi sued Anerlisa for defamation in 2018 after she accused him of trying to defraud her. 

Anerlisa Muigai standing next to her Range Rover car PHOTO/COURTESY

In a social media post, Anerlisa had said that Kangangi had sought her help in securing a KSh 20 million government tender to supply electricity cables. 

She said that Kangangi showed her forged documents and she gave him KSh 7 million and helped him get the remaining KSh 13 million.  

Anerlisa took Kangangi to a lender who demanded that she gives one of her cars as collateral and she obliged.

Later, the beau claimed that Kangangi and the lender knew each other and they were trying to defraud her. 

Kangangi managed to pay Anerlisa KSh 5 million and her car was also returned.

Kangangi denied the claims and sued Anerlisa for defamation noting that the claims were published with deliberate malice by the young CEO. 

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“As a result, the Plaintiff has suffered loss in his transactions, loss of respect amongst his friends, business associates, family,” Kangangi said at the time. 

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