GAG ORDER

Media barred from covering Lusaka child upkeep case

The case that was to come up for hearing on Wednesday to confirm if negotiations between Lusaka and the woman have been fruitful

In Summary

• Nairobi Resident Magistrate F Terer allowed the application and gagged all the media houses – print and electronic – from covering the case.

• The last time the case was in court, the speaker said he did not challenge the paternity of the woman's pregnancy.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka.
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka.
Image: TWITTER/KENNETH LUSAKA

The media has been barred from covering Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka's child upkeep case.

A Nairobi court issued orders barring all media houses from publishing the case that was to come up for hearing on Wednesday to confirm if negotiations between Lusaka and the woman have been fruitful.

Lawyer Danstan Omari, representing the woman, obtained the gag orders.

Nairobi Resident Magistrate F Terer allowed the application and gagged all the media houses – print and electronic – from covering the case.

"That a gag order is hereby issued to any print or electronic mass media in Kenya from accessing, publishing, airing, narrating or commenting on the case in any newspaper, journal, weekly magazine and TV or radio show," the gag order states.

The last time the case was in court, the speaker said he did not challenge the paternity of the woman's pregnancy.

The woman sued Lusaka seeking to get Sh25 million as child support.

Edited by A.N