Edgar Obare is the target of legal action taken by Yvonne Mugure and her business partner

Businesswoman Yvonne Mugure and her business partner, Christine Nyambura Muturi, have taken legal action against blogger Edgar Obare for allegedly publishing defamatory articles about them online.

In court orders, Obare has been instructed to refrain from publishing further defamatory posts against the two until the case is heard and determined by Hon. Becky Cheloti. The case, filed at Milimani Law Courts on January 29, 2024, was certified as urgent.

“THAT in the interim pending the hearing and determination of this application, a temporary injunction is issued against the Defendant from further publication and extraction of defamatory online posts to:

“a) On X under his username @edgarobare declaring that Christina Lewis is a Convicted investor fraudster,” reads part of the court papers.

On January 26, 2024, Edgar Obare’s verified Twitter account shared information about Yvonne Mugure’s “Billionaire” mentor, Christina Lewis, which has now been termed defamatory.

The case is scheduled for another hearing on February 19, 2024. Until then, the city blogger has been ordered to refrain from making further allegations about Mugure, Christine, and their Westwick College. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Cyber Crime Unit have been tasked to enforce the order.

“THAT the Director of Criminal Investigation and or Head of Cyber Crime to enforce this Order.

THAT the application be served upon the respondent for an interparty hearing on 19.2.2024.

GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Honourable court this 29.1.2024,” states the court papers.

In a tweet, Obare mentioned that his legal team responded to the demand letter served to him and he will refrain from commenting on the case until it is determined.

“My legal team responded to their demands, and we will defend our position accordingly. As there is a temporary injunction by the court, I will refrain from commenting further until the case is determined,” said Obare.