A man has been ordered to pay an MP millions of Kenya shillings for defaming him on Facebook.

The court ruled that the defendant must pay the MP Sh2 million general damages and Sh1.5 Million exemplary damages.

Teso North MP Arthur Papa Odera filed the defamation case against a Facebook user Peter Ekisa.

Ekisa had accused Odera of misusing Uwezo Funds on his Facebook post between February and March 2014. In his submission, the MP claimed that Facebook had international traction hence was detrimental to his image.

This case will set precedence against internet bullying which has become quite common in the country.