Relief for journalist Emmanuel Juma as Nairobi court lifts warrant of arrest issued against him

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 16:02 | < 1 min read
Relief for journalist Emmanuel Juma as Nairobi court lifts warrant of arrest issued against him. PHOTO: Courtesy

A Nairobi court has lifted a warrant of arrest issued against former NTV Managing Editor Emmanuel Juma over alleged contempt of court.

Chief Magistrate Agneta Ogonda of Milimani commercial court suspended the arrest order issued against the Journalist after he executed a personal bond of Ksh1 million pending the judgement of the contempt case on September 3, 2021.

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.

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.

Embattled Journalist, Emmanuel Juma left Nation Media Group in the year 2020 after his contract with the media House expired.

Sins Of Saviors detailed rot at the state agency which is tasked with taking care of vulnerable children in the country.

The 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.