Blogger Robert Alai has been barred from defaming the Mediheal group of hospitals on his social media accounts. The high court ruled that the blogger’s posts led to panic among the Mediheal hospital’s current and potential patients.
According to the founder, Mr. Mishra Shwarup said that the allegations by the controversial blogger are defaming the image of the hospital both locally and internationally.
The high court went on to stop the controversial blogger Alai from publishing any defamatory word against these groups of hospitals and fertility center limited. According to reports, justice Msagha granted Mediheal a temporary order after the hospital’s argument that the blogger Alai has been spreading false information alleging for illegal trafficking of human organs.
“Unless a restraining order is issued, Alai will continue to spread malicious falsehoods about the hospital leading to economic loss, and a dented image which for a hospital is quite critical,” Founder said.
He said the tweets were accessible to over 1.6 million people who are his followers on his tweeter accounts and millions of others through retweets and forward, more than 546,000 on his Facebook account, citations, and republications. He said the posts were published in a sensational manner so as to garner more followers on his social media sites and thus profit economically from Plaintiff’s public embarrassment and scandal.
Mr. Mishra says he is a distinguished man who has built a solid reputation and cannot engage in smuggling or trafficking of body organs. Mediheal is a hospital that has grown rapidly and vast over a short period of time thus taking roots in Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia.
In an affidavit, Mr. Mishra says Alai was deliberate, reckless, and negligent in publishing the offending posts. Not only these allegations but also Mishra’s lawyer Guandaru further stated that “Mr. Alai published defamatory posts on his social media pages to gain followers and benefit economically.