Council of Governor has resolved to stop engaging Nation Media Group in advertising over a graft report published by the company.
Making the revelations on Wednesday, the Council said the report issued by NMG was not appeasing and because of that they have ceased engaging with them.
The report in question was a headline titled “eight Governors on graft hit list” alleging the said county bosses were on the EACC radar.
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Hon, Wycliffe Oparanya responded by writing to all counties warning them from engaging with NMG until when the matter is rectified.
He further warned other media companies will face the same fate if they publish such information.
Media Council of Kenya has responded terming the decision as one of bad faith and a threat to media freedom.
They advise the Council of Governors to lodge a complaint with the Media Complaint Commission to determine the matter as guided by the ethical code of journalism as appended to the media law of Kenya.
The Media Council further points out intimidation and bullying of the media house to submit and by doing so they extend their agenda to other media houses.
“Public money should never be used as a tool of control and manipulation especially by those entrusted to its usage.This supposed sanction by the Governors calls into question the very purpose and rationale for financial decision making at the county level.” Said Media Council of Kenya.