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CJ Mutunga Reacts After Application to Lock Media Out of Case Involving Waiguru Was Quashed

Willy Mutunga courtesy Facebook

Former Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga has reacted after a request by Director of Public Prosecution DPP Noordin Haji to have media barred in a court proceedings involving Kirinyaga county boss Anne Mumbi Waiguru was quashed.

In a case where Anne Waiguru is a witness of a case about the 791 Million National Youth Service NYS scam, the DPP had filed a request for media to be barred when Waiguru makes her presentation arguing that it was due to COVID-19 social distancing rules and the fear of Waiguru being misinterpreted.

The Nairobi Court however declined the application arguing that it will be unfortunate unrealistic to keep media away from such a case which was of public interest and instead promised to entire the COVID-19 social distancing rule is adhered to.

CJ Mutunga has on his part wondered about the application by the DPP to bar media from covering a court proceedings.

According to Mutunga the application by Noordin Haji was unrealistic and was not found anywhere near Kenyan constitution.

"What were the constitutional and legal grounds of such application, I wonder!" Willy Mutunga reacted.

Anne Waiguru courtesy Facebook

Anne Waiguru was then Devolution minister when the mega NYS looting occurred, a thing that has made Kenyans constantly accuse her of being the mastermind of the mega scam.

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