Sonko News has learnt from very credible sources that lawyer Ahmednasir may not be anywhere near the Supreme court to defend the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) leader William Ruto.
Recently, lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi was unveiled amongst the top legal minds who would defend William Ruto after Mr. Wafula Chebukati declared him president elect. His photos were even shared in the local dailies as one of those that would face Raila’s petition head on.
Later on, the lawyer through his Twitter handle stated that he would wish to represent Ruto but he will not since his hands were tied.
“I want but I can’t act for President-Elect Ruto in the Supreme Court. I’m conflicted. In 2017, I acted for outgoing President Uhuru against Hon Raila.
Now that Uhuru’s project (Hon Raila) is challenging Ruto’s victory obviously Uhuru will object & raise clients-Advocate privilege,” Ahmednasir said in a tweet.
However, it has now emerged that the handlers of William Ruto did not want lawyer Ahmednasir anywhere near the petition for obvious reasons.
These handlers termed him as a social media lawyer who only makes good arguments on Twitter as opposed to the court corridors when given a chance. Specifically, they cited the 2017 Supreme court where Ahmednasir could not match the likes of Otiende Amollo and James Orengo which saw the election nullified.
Besides, the source told Sonko News that the lawyer yaps too much on Twitter and on many occasions loses his cool by engaging fellow Twitter users in exchanging insults. His bad blood with Supreme court was also cited by this source when he shared defamatory tweet about former chief justice David Maraga.
With no option, Maraga sued him and part of his application read: “On January 12, the defendant posted, published and circulated a defamatory, libelous, and scandalous tweet on his account. The said tweet attracted 565 comments, 381 retweets and 2500 retweets.”
According to Maraga, the words contained in the senior counsel’s publication were intended, calculated, contrived, and designed to mean and were in fact understood to mean that;
“a) The plaintiff was not a decent Kenyan
b) The plaintiff was not an honest Kenyan
c) The plaintiff was aware of and had knowledge of a Senior Judge of the Supreme Court who had collected a bribe of Sh220, 000,000.
As a result, Ruto’s team strongly believe that the vibrant lawyer may not be the best to represent him given how he has handled himself on social media, which has made him accumulate many enemies within and outside the courts.
Others such as lawyer Ndegwa Njiru strongly believe that the deputy president is just sick and tired of Ahmednasir’s legal services.