BY SAM ALFAN.
A case where Martha Karua has sued Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria for defaming her will be determined next week Friday.
MP Kuria failed to put up a defense against Ms Karua’s accusations.
Kuria could pay Martha Karua Sh20 million as damages for claiming that she procured witnesses to fix Deputy President William Ruto at The Hague.
In submissions filed in court through lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, Karua says the remarks made by Kuria were malicious, unwarranted and defamatory.
She said the words damaged her image and reputation, as well as her standing as a politician, businesswoman, family woman and an advocate.
Karua told Justice Joseph Sergon that Kuria made the remarks in Kapsokwony, Bungoma County, on September 21, 2015, at a political meeting.
She also denied the allegations by the legislator that she falsely procured witnesses to fix Deputy President William Ruto at the ICC.
Testifying in court today, Karua denied meeting any officers from ICC who came to Kenya to investigating the happening of post election violence in the country in the 2007/2008 after a disputed general elections.
But she confirmed attending a fundraising held at Gallileo that was attended by the current President Uhuru Kenyatta which was to raise money for victims of post election violence.
Appointed as a Justice Minister in the government that was brokered by a team of eminent persons, Karua said she has never met or interacted with Moses Kuria personally and he first heard of him when he was summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
She told Justice Joseph Sergon she was shocked while watching news at 9:00 P.M on Sunday 20 September ,2015 to hear Moses Kuria mention her name to the effect that she met him together with others and drafted a letter to the international Criminal Court implicating Deputy President William Ruto for crimes against humanity.
She said upon watching Kuria making the scandalous and malicious statement against her, she called her lawyer Gitobu Imanyara to seek legal advice.
“I called my lawyer Gitobu Imanyara with view of seeking his advice on Mr.Kuria’s statement which I deemed to be highly libelous, defamatory, scandalous and were geared to portray me as a corrupt individual who bribed people to masquerade as witnesses against the deputy president” Karua told the Court.
She strongly denied any involvement in acts that were geared towards recruiting and coaching of persons to testify against William Ruto, neither did she author any letter , by herself of jointly with Kuria as he alleged.