Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has announced he will sue Kakamega businessman Cleophas Shimanyula over defamation following the death of his worker Kizito Moi.
Speaking on Tuesday after recording a complaint at Malinya Police Station, Khalwale said he has commenced the legal process of suing Shimanyula saying his remarks were scandalous, defamatory, false, baseless and unfounded.
“I’ve today commenced the process for legal responsibility by Kakamega contractor Cleophas Shimanyula, aka Toto following his wild, baseless, unfounded and false claims in respect of the death of my fighter bull caretaker, the late Kizito Moi Amukune,” said Khalwale.
The UDA’s senator’s worker died last month after being killed by a bull at the Senator’s home. His body was discovered at the bull’s stall with injuries believed to be caused by the bull’s horn.
Following the tragedy, Khalwale slaughtered the bull per cultural traditions having led to the death of Khalwale’s worker.
Shimanyula however claimed that Moi might have been killed in a love triangle while urging the authorities to intervene.
“He has been claiming in the media and on online platforms that the bull killed the worker. However, there are reports, which I can’t confirm as true, that Khalwalwe murdered the worker,” Shimanyula stated.
Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor last week conducted an autopsy on the 47-year-old and confirmed he was killed by a bull.
“The late Kizito had injuries on the side of the forehead, on the interior neck and on the inner thigh of the left leg. The injuries were penetrative and had features including some bruising around them…they look like injuries caused by something penetrative but which was blunt, and is in keeping with a horn of an animal,” Oduor explained.
He continued, “We can conclude that indeed the initial autopsy was correct and it was caused by an animal rather than what was alleged that it was a knife or something like that.”
DCI detectives from Nairobi and Western also visited the site and conducted investigations surrounding the death of the Shamba boy.