Director of Public Prosecutions has criticised the media on the manner it has reported the NYS II cases.
In a word of caution on Wednesday, the ODPP accused the media of misrepresenting facts in certain proceedings.
Assistant DPP Joseph Riungu challenged media houses to always seek clarification on the cases so that the public is not fed inaccurate information.
“This will be so that the information doen’t create perception that whatever is happening in court is not the actual position,” Riungu said.
He said the ODPP was particularly concerned about reports in sections of the media that charges were dropped against certain suspects due to lack of evidence.
Riungu said all the suspects that were arraigned had charges preferred against them on the basis of evidence and the decision was arrived at after a review of the same.
On October 29, the prosecution withdrew charges against eight suspects in the case on the loss of Sh231 million from the National Youth Service. Five of them will be state witnesses.