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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD JAN 2018-The NASA coalition has expressed displeasure with the way nation media group has been reporting matters related to it and now threatening to call upon its supporters to boycott the company’s products.
NASA director of communication Dennis Onyango has written to NMG’s acting CEO Stephen Gitagama, saying the manner in which the company is reporting their activities clearly point to a pattern that it is against the coalition.
Onyango said the NMG especially the Newspaper department is either being used to do the work of NASA’s opponents or has deliberately assigned itself the task of fighting the Opposition.
“By this letter, we are putting the Nation Media Group on notice that if this trend does not stop immediately, NASA will have no option but to call on its supporters to take the company as an impediment to the realization of electoral justice, police reforms, independence of the Judiciary and strengthening of Devolution, among other issues NASA holds dear,” reads part of the letter.
It adds; “NASA will then have no option but to call on supporters to boycott the company and all its products.”
Insisting the coalition has the right to fight back, Onyango in the statement claimed for some time the Newspaper Division of the Nation Media Group has engaged in what is clearly a mission of misinformation about the activities and intentions of the National Super Alliance.
The aim he said appears to be to divide the Coalition and demoralize supporters.
WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has since found some of the headlined stories carried by the daily nation which are said to have angered the coalition here is one such excerpt:
NASA Scrambles to end Split over Raila’s Oath Bid (January 19, 2018). In this story, the Daily Nation claimed that the Coalition’s People’s Assembly meeting in Machakos last Friday was a “make-or break” talk to determine the future of Raila’s political ambitions. This despite the fact that the meeting was part of the on-going activities that began last year and continue in the days ahead. Such meetings have happened in Mombasa, Kakamega, Vihiga and Kitui, among other places. The Machakos meeting was clearly not an exception.