Marini Products CEO Michelle Ntalami is suing Real Housewives of Nairobi cast member Minne Kariuki and others for alleged defamation and damage to her reputation.
The suit, filed on September 25, 2023, through Kilonzo and Company Advocates, seeks compensation for false and malicious statements made by Kariuki between February 23 and March 2, 2023.
Through the suit, Ntalami asks for a public apology and an admission of liability.
“An unconditional public apology and admission of liability for defamation and cyberbullying from the 1st Defendant (Kariuki) to be published and given the same prominence and magnitude on radio, TV, print and social media on Instagram, X and TikTok as where the defamation occurred at her cost,” the application reads.
Ntalami is also seeking compensation from Young Rich TV, M-net, and D&R Studios for producing, publishing, and distributing the damaging statements in various media formats. She also claims the show and Karouki’s comments caused her mental and psychological harm which affected jer business.
“In February 2023, the Plaintiff had made plans to travel overseas to further expand her growing business. She had secured strategic and high-level business meetings with her overseas partners,” the suit reads.
“However, all this did not materialise due to the negative effect the Real Housewives of Nairobi Show had on her psychological and mental health. The plaintiff suffered missed business opportunities and growth plans, which took a backseat as a result.”
Furthermore, Ntalami alleges that she was filmed without consent during a ‘Sip & Scent’ event in November 2022 and did not provide consent for her image or likeness to be used in connection with the Real Housewives of Nairobi.