The Milimani Commercial Court has issued a warrant of arrest against Former NTV Managing Editor Emmanuel Juma over alleged contempt of court.
The court on Friday, August 27, 2021, issued an order for the immediate arrest of the Juma following alleged contempt of court over an investigative piece dubbed Sins Of Saviours that was aired on NTV in 2019.
Emmanuel Juma and his colleague Edmond Nyabola have been facing charges after the Child Welfare Society of Kenya moved to court to have the duo held culpable for the contempt of court.
“I do not expect a warrant to be issued because we had an affidavit or record stating that we are not able to notify him. You see when he ceased working we do not have his contact,” Advocate Wachira Gachoka argued.
The court ordered Nyabola to appear before it for sentencing and mitigation on Friday, September 3.
Sins Of Saviours detailed rot at the state agency which is tasked with taking care of vulnerable children in the country.
This comes after society’s Chief Executive Officer, Irene Mureithi had claimed the media outlet had infringed on the rights of the minors even though the society refused to respond to the allegations.
Reports reveals that after four months of a legal battle, the court had dismissed Mureithi’s application to block the airing of the programme and the detention of Juma, Nyabola and Mark Maasai.
“We went out of our way to corroborate each documents and evidence we received to confirm all reports we got and sought to speak to everyone responsible, including the CEO of the Child Welfare Society of Kenya, Irene Mureithi,” Nyabola stated.
Embattled Journalist, Emmanuel Juma left Nation Media Group in the year 2020 after his contract with the Media House expired.
Juma was among Journalist fired in a restructuring plan at Nation Media in early 2018 after which he joined Switch TV before heading back to Nation Media in the same year.