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Tuko News editor’s woes with court pile

Thursday, September 29th, 2022 00:23 | By
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A court yesterday ordered a senior editor at Tuko News to comply with orders issued against him onMonday or risk being held in contempt of court.

Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court Magistrate Eunice Kagure Nyutu ordered Didacus Malowa (pictured) to fully comply with the orders within the next 48 hours. Malowa, through his advocate, told the court that he had been unable to obtain the court orders in the absence of his advocate and had therefore only partially complied.

The Magistrate rejected the claim, stating that it would have been impossible for Malowa to pay the Sh50,000 fine without extracting the order.

Malowa was on Monday sentenced to six months in jail or a fine of Sh50,000 for misrepresenting court proceedings in the Sh226 million case against former Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo and 36 others.

Nyutu on Monday said that the punishment given to Malowa was intended to serve as a deterrent to other journalists against publishing misleading stories.

Yesterday, lawyer Shadrack Wambui representing Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, said the editor, who had also been summoned on September 26,  was unwell . He further said there was  confusion on who was to be appear, as there are four managing editors at the TV station. The magistrate directed the Chief Editor to appear in court to answer to the contempt of court case.

The former PS was on May 28, 2019 charged with various offences, including money laundering, conspiracy to commit a felony, and abuse of office.

Her co-accused include former National Youth Service Director General Richard Ndubai, Lucy Ngirita, Jeremiah Ngirita, Ann Ngirita, Phyllis Ngirita, and several NYS staff.

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