Azziad Nasenya, an award-winning content producer, has filed a lawsuit against TikToker Brian Chira, claiming that he has slandered her name.
Around 8:30 p.m. on July 26, Eve Mungai tweeted a video of Chira being escorted into a police station while wearing handcuffs, bringing to light the incident.
Getrude Kibare, Azziad’s attorney from Johnson & Partners Advocates, said that the event that resulted in Chira’s arrest took place around a week ago when he went live on TikTok and allegedly made disparaging statements about Azziad Nasenya.
Getrude said that Chira went a step further and made Azziad’s personal phone number known to the audience during the live session.
“Sometime last week, Chira went live on TikTok at night and from the live I think the topic was Azziad. And he uttered some words… Those words are very defamatory and he did not stop there, he also went ahead and gave out her number,” Getrude said.
As a result, Azziad has been bombarded with numerous calls and messages, some of which have been outright insulting, causing her immense distress and unhappiness.
“My client for the past week has been buzzed with a lot of calls and messages, some which are actually insults because of that. So, my client was not happy and since we have Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act, she chose to pursue the matter in legal manner,” she continued.
Facing the grave implications of the situation and equipped with the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act, Azziad Nasenya decided to pursue the matter legally.
According to the lawyer, the relevant legal institutions, includ]ing the police and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, were engaged, leading to Brian Chira’s arrest.
“We have engaged the relevant legal institutions i.e. the police, and also the Directorate of Criminal Investigations. That’s why we are here today. He was arrested today,” she said.
With Chira now in police custody, the investigative officers are tasked with the responsibility of progressing the case further.
This entails preparing a charge sheet that will be presented to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, eventually leading to court proceedings.
“The investigative officer now has the duty to take the next step which involves now charging him in a court of law.
“So, hell prepare the charge sheet, present it to the office of the Director of public prosecutions then take it to court. This is now where he’ll take a plea,” she said.