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John Chebochok Demands KSh 100 Million From BBC Over Investigative Report

John Chebochok
Toror Tea Factory boss John Chebochok has issued a defamation settlement against the BBC. Photo: BBC.

Director of Toror Tea Factory John Chebochok, has issued a demand letter to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Chebochok is demanding KSh 100 million compensation from the international broadcaster.

The defamation settlement is over their documentary dubbed ‘Sex for Work: The True Cost of Our Tea.’

In the investigative documentary, Chebochok is accused of allegedly preying on female workers at a James Finlay Limited factory in Kericho in exchange for employment.

Cebochokk’s lawyer Danstan Omari said the allegations from the documentary were outrageous and a well-calculated scheme merely meant to defame his reputation.

He blamed business and political competitors for creating the allegations to destroy him.

“Politicians who are against our client’s political bid appeared to have been angered that he implemented mechanization at Finlay and as a result, some of their voters lost jobs and the said competitors fought the said process unsuccessfully,”

“The malicious broadcast of your documentary has caused our client significant emotional, psychological and unwarranted distress and stigma. Several entities have since used your documentary to recklessly tarnish our client’s name,”

“They intend to use the contents of the documentary to subvert the will of the people to democratically elect him from amongst a group of other contestants,” Omari said.

Chebochok is demanding that BBC should offer a full publication of an apology and retract the documentary from their YouTube channel.

He also demanded that the broadcaster desist from publishing any further defamatory statements news reports or documentaries about Chebochok.