The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has failed in his bid to bar the media from masking Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, a key witness within the Sh791 million Nationwide Youth Service (NYS) corruption trial.
Milimani chief Justice of the Peace Francis Andayi rejected the petition saying the applying to carry the session on digital camera, was with out advantage.
Ms Waiguru was the Devolution Secretary when thousands and thousands of shillings have been siphoned from the State company underneath the ministry. She later resigned in 2015.
Quite a lot of merchants and former senior authorities officers are dealing with expenses over the scandal. They embrace former Devolution Everlasting Secretary Dr Peter Mangiti, former NYS Director-Normal Nelson Githinji, ex-NYS finance director Samuel Wachenje and enterprise individuals together with Josephine Kabura and Ben Gethi, amongst others.
Mr Haji by way of prosecutor Jackson Makori needed the media saved out of the case as Ms Waiguru shed mild as to how the thousands and thousands of shillings have been fraudulently paid out to corporations for the provision of products and providers to NYS.
Based on Mr Makori, the media would possibly misreport or take Ms Waiguru’s testimony out of context.
The applying was opposed by the defence crew who questioned why the DPP was searching for to bar protection of the case now.
The trial couldn’t proceed as Mr Gethi and Mr Wachenje didn’t have a lawyer to symbolize them.
The case was adjourned to August 5.