A Siaya politician Booker Ngesa was on Friday slapped with a Sh5 million bill by the High Court over a defamatory remark he made against Gem Member of Parliament Elisha Odhiambo.
Booker Ngesa was ordered by the High Court to pay the MP over a statement he made on Facebook.
In his statements to the court, Odhiambo said that Ngesa in the post said that he was a thief of public resources.
He further accused him of making similar remarks during a radio interview in a local station which the MP said was tainting his image.
Justice Roseline Aburili found Ngesa to be guilty and she issued a permanent injunction that saw him restrained from making any defamatory message against the lawmaker.
Ngesa and Odhiambo have been having lots of issues after the latter was voted into parliament in 2017.
This is not the first time a MP has won against a member of the public or an organisation on defamation matters.
Nyali MP Mohammed Ali last month was awarded Sh1 million in a defamation case he had failed against The Star Newspaper.
This is after the paper published a story that linked the reporter to embezzlement of CDF money. The story further stated that he was being investigated by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).