Githeri Bloodbath. Nation Media Group Ordered to Pay Jimmy Wanjigi Sh8 Million for Fake Obituary

Githeri Bloodbath. Nation Media Group Ordered to Pay Jimmy Wanjigi Sh8 Million for Fake Obituary


Githeri Bloodbath. Nation Media Group Ordered to Pay Jimmy Wanjigi Sh8 Million for Fake Obituary

Aga Khan owned media giant, Nation Media Group, has been ordered by the High Court to pay businessman Jimmy Wanjigi and his wife Ksh8 million for an obituary they ran that seemed to suggest the man had died.
The bizarre obituary was ran by the Nation Media Group's newspaper in February, 2017 just after the general elections that Jimmy Wanjigi had heavily featured in as the financial muscle of NASA leader Raila Odinga.
In the obituary, Jimmy Wanjigi's face was featured as a man who had died albeit his name was altered. The Nation apologized for the gaffe and promised to strengthen their fact checking department to ensure that such a mistake does not happen again.
In court, NMG argued that the person who should have been in trouble was the third party who paid for the obituary. The high court judge dismissed their argument on the basis that they profited financially from the obituary.
Jimmy Wanjigi will receive Sh4 million, and his wife will also receive Sh4 million from the media group.
This compensation development is coming just a day after another court ordered anti-corruption czar John Githongo to pay former cabinet minister Dr Chris Murungaru a staggering amount of more than Sh20 million.
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