The Nation Media Group which has terminated the job appointment of some of its staff, and an oposition news media has revealed why the company is undergoing series of purge of its journalists
The Nation Media Group is said to be determined to get rid of the company of reporters and editors who have boldly engaged themselves in writing consistently about corruption. That is why according to kenya-today, Mugumo Munene and Andrew Teyie were sacked on Wednesday and eleven others are expected to follow suite next week.
These sacked reporters and editor were labelled Raila Odinga sympathizers following their continuous writing and publications of corruption stories.
Then there is a determination to rid the company of history. It turns out that in the run up to 2013 elections NMG bought up to too laptops and assigned reporters to all constituencies to file election results for a parallel independent rallying.
At the time when the IEBC system collapsed, NMG announced its decision to release its own results based on reports from constituencies by own reporters but this was never released and till date, the reporters are yet to know what the company did with the reports.
According to Kenya Today, some of the reporters and editors went ahead to question why they were deployed in the first place – whether they were deployed to collect data for State agencies to facilitate rigging. All the laptops were collected with the data and Those reporters and editors are all set to be purged ahead of 2017.
Further more, Nation Media Group’s senior editors were also said to have doubled as media consultants for Kanu in the election of 1997. But the truth came out in 1998 or thereabouts and that was all.
This scenario may be shaping up at the NMG again as one of those consultants is back in charge of the company. but as expected, several other news media especially those in opposition are at alert in case of any re-shape.