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AG Justin Muturi pursues legal redress over Standard Media article

The daily quotes Muturi on the front page saying President Ruto doesn't seek counsel from his office

Attorney General Justin Muturi
  • Muturi expressed concerns over inaccuracies and misquotations in the headline by Standard
  • The former National Assembly Speaker is seeking legal avenues to address the situation
  • He stressed the media's duty to maintain accuracy and responsibility in reporting

Attorney General Justin Muturi has strongly criticised Standard Newspaper following its front-page headline that insinuated President William Ruto does not listen to his team of advisers.

The publication not only featured Muturi's photo but also attributed a quote to him, prompting the Attorney General to seek legal redress.

"In a bold step, Attorney General Justin Muturi has come out to say the President does not consult him on a number of key decisions, in spite of being the chief legal advisor, on various issues and that is why the government has been a butt of jokes in corridors of justice," the newspaper's front page read in part.

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In response to the headline, the former National Assembly Speaker expressed his concerns over the inaccuracies presented by the newspaper.

"I am deeply concerned by an article published by The Standard Newspaper on July 11, 2024, that quotes statements falsely attributed to me," Muturi stated.

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He emphasised his commitment to integrity and transparency, principles he upheld throughout his career as a former lawmaker and former Speaker of the National Assembly.

"The misquotations in the article are misleading to the Kenyan public and undermine these principles," he added.

Muturi is not taking the matter lightly and is actively seeking legal avenues to address the situation.

"I am actively pursuing legal channels to have The Standard retract these statements and correct the public record," he announced.

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The Attorney General also highlighted the broader implications of such journalistic errors, stressing the media's duty to maintain accuracy and responsibility in their reporting.

"It is imperative that the media maintain accuracy and responsibility in their reporting to ensure that the truth is upheld," he asserted.

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