Nation media group ordered to pay Jimmy Wanjigi KSh8 million for orbituary

Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi has been awarded Sh8 million by the High Court over a fake obituary published by Daily Nation last year.

High Court Judge, Wilfrida Okwany, pronounced that the publication violated Wanjigi’s privacy.

The judge ruled that the newspaper enjoyed profit from the obituary and awarded Wanjigi KSh4 million and his wife an equal amount for causing her anguish and pain.

The obituary announced a businessman James Wanjagi’s death, causing uproar after it emerged the picture used was that of Wanjigi.

Wanjigi described the supposed death announcement published as horrific and did not hurt him as such but had affected his family a great deal.



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