Nairobi Court has declined the request by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji, to prevent the media from covering and reporting the National Youth Service (NYS) corruption case which involves the Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru.
The Chief Magistrate at Milimani Francis Andayi on Wednesday morning, dismissed the application by DPP Noordin Haji to prevent members of the media from airing Ms Waiguru's testimony because of the fear that the media could quote information which is out of context, and also to avoid overcrowding for the safety measure against Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Andayi said that the case is of a great public interest hence the media cannot be prevented from covering the it.
“This case is of great public interest and it would be unreasonable to keep the media away,” ruled Mr Andayi. This gave Governor Waiguru an opportunity to her lawyers to testify on her witnesses to the case, where the Former Devolution Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti and other 24 people are being accused of stealing Sh791m. Through her lawyers, Waiguru denied the involvement to that famous corruption scandal case. But it has been postponed due to the death of one of the lawyers in that case until 5th August when she will testify again.
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