- The MP termed the amount as a support to the investigative journalist following threats by Megascope CEO Richard Ngatia to sue NTV for the tarnishing their name in the exposé that was aired on Weekend.
Kimilili MP Dismas Barasa on Tuesday 25th August offered NTV investigative journalist Dennis Okari Ksh.500,000 following the NTV exposé #Covid-19Millionaires.
The MP termed the amount as a support to the investigative journalist following threats by Megascope CEO Richard Ngatia to sue NTV for tarnishing their name in the expose that was aired on Weekend.
Megascope Healthcare Limited had demanding a written apology from Nation Media Group for “highly damaging allegations” that were made in an expose on alleged theft of Covid-19 funds and donations.
Megascope demanded NMG to publish an unreserved, unconditional and effectual apology approved by a lawyer on behalf of Megascope, and publication of the same apology on NTV prime time news bulletin and across all NMG’s social media platforms at the company’s own cost.
The letter also demands that all contents of the exposé in any form or shape be pulled down from all social media platforms.
The company sighted that the allegations made against the company had no basis of truth.
However, NMG has not shown any sign of offering the apology by the time Daily Press wrote this article. Many Kenyans have praised Okari for the investigative piece that unearthed the rot in Kemsa and vowed to support him should he be sued by Megascope.
The Kimilili MP added that he is willing to offer the cash to Okari without the NTV investigate reporter asking for it.
He also claimed that it is because of the exposé that the number of covid-19 cases recorded daily have drastically reduced.
“Because of his exposé we have seen the numbers dropping from 600’s to 100’s, it means that he has foiled the business that was benefiting from the numbers going up.
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Barasa promised to look for Dennis Okari’s lawyer and deposit the cash to him by Thursday 27, when he travels to Nairobi.
“I am informed that these people, after selling all the donated PPEs, they may have resorted to manufacturing contraband PPEs to sell.
“If you look at the people who are mentioned are the vocal ODM MPs, this tells you that we people of Mulembe nation are worried after they formed government, they can sell our land to Uganda,” he claimed.
Barasa also faulted some unnamed ODM officials for defending KEMSA at a time the rot was obvious.