In Summary
  • Nakuru Resident magistrate Eunice Kelly ruled on Monday that the hearings take place in camera.
  • The ruling followed an application by the State on behalf of the family, and the prosecution's argument that the family had been traumatised and their reputations ruined.
  • In support of the State's prayer, the prosecution noted the negative effects the family had suffered as a result of media coverage of the case.
  • The case will be mentioned on January 18.

The media will no longer cover the defilement case against an aide to a Cabinet secretary.

Nakuru Resident Magistrate Eunice Kelly ruled on Monday that the hearings take place in camera.

TRAUMA

The ruling followed an application by the State on behalf of the family, and the prosecution's argument that the family had been traumatised and their reputations ruined.

The State, in the application filed on January 3, sought orders prohibiting both the mainstream and social media from covering the case.

In support of the State's prayer, the prosecution noted the negative effects the family had suffered as a result of media coverage of the case.

The family also wanted the suspect restrained from contacting the minor and the family - the court heard that he had tried to reach the girl who was defiled.

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