Martha Karua Angered by NMG Reporting

  • NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua on Tuesday blasted Nation Media Group on Twitter accusing them of favouring her opponent Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

    Karua noted that one of their Twitter accounts - Nation Breaking - had tweeted a statement which she termed as imbalanced journalism.

    Nation breaking had tweeted: "Governor Waiguru, IEBC oppose Martha Karua application to present in court audit report on scrutiny of materials used in August 8, 2017 poll."

    However, Karua called out Nation Breaking implying that their reporting on the case lacked balance.

    [caption caption="NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua"][/caption]

    Her lawyer Gitobu Imanyara informed Kenyans.co.ke that the electoral agency and Waiguru's lawyers filed an affidavit opposing Karua's application.

    "This in balanced journalism should read Karua makes seeks the court to accept Deputy registrars report on scrutiny, unless of course Nation Breaking is now Ann Waiguru news," she stated.

    Last week,- the High Court barred Karua from testifying on findings of a scrutiny conducted on election materials used in Kirinyaga County gubernatorial election on August 8, 2017.

    Justice Lucy Gitari issued the order after Governor Waiguru and the IEBC opposed production of the scrutiny report.

    The two argued that copies of the report filed by Karua and a High Court Deputy Registrar should be formally produced in court through an application.

    Waiguru's lawyer Paul Nyamondi urged the court to stop Karua from giving evidence in regard to the report.

    [caption caption="Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru."][/caption]

    In her ruling, judge Gitari directed Karua to file an application seeking admissibility of the report in court and serve the governor and the electoral agency.