State House Spokesperson embarrasses International media after fake news on Maraga

Reuters published an article stating that the State had denied Supreme Court Judges more security after Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu’s driver was shot, a day to a petition that could have led to the cancellation of the repeat presidential election.

According to the source the international media quoted, judges at the apex court failed to show up for the crucial hearing after the Government refused to beef up their security.

“The justices demanded that their security should be publicly guaranteed given the tensions over the election or else they would refuse to attend hearings,” the source was quoted as saying.

However, Mr. Esipisu shamed Reuters for not verifying the details of the article and only quoting a single source.

He mentioned that the reputation of the media company was at stake for not seeking other sources before publishing the article.

In a tweet, the State House spokesperson stated: “Reputation of REUTERS takes beating from this type of single-source rubbish”.

“Our attention has been drawn to a report by Reutter’s news agency claiming that the Government has turned down a request by Supreme Court of Kenya for Extra Security for its Judges. The offices of the Chief Justice wishes to state that this report is untrue. To the contrary, the Inspector General of Police has in fact enhanced Security of Supreme Court Judges. Kindly take note of this clarification,” the CJ tweeted.

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