Kenya: Government Files Complaint Against the Nation Media Group

The Government has launched a complaint against the Nation Media Group (NMG) for alleged skewed reporting and defamation.

Information Communication Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the government takes great exception with the manner in which the media Group depicted the government as corrupt, inept and made up of thieves in their news based on an interim audit report from the Ministry of Health.

In a press briefing at his Telposta Towers Boardroom today, November 2, 2016 Mr. Mucheru said he was forwarding an official government complaint to the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) to seek justice and hold the media Group to account for alleged defamation and character assassination.

Mr Mucheru said in view of the concerns over the story, the government demand that the Media Complaints Commission take action against NMG for slanderous and false reporting.

The Cabinet Secretary added that the Business Daily and NTV in particular should apologize with the same prominent coverage that they had given the original story.

He said the publications should be compelled to produce evidence of the alleged theft of Ksh. 5.3 billion contained in their newspaper report.Last week, The Business Daily and its sister Publication NTV carried stories alleging the public officers in the Ministry […]

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