The High Court in Nairobi has directed the Nation Media Group (NMG) to pull down an investigative report dubbed ‘COVID-19 millionaires’ from all its social media platforms pending hearing and determination of a case filed by one of the companies mentioned in the exposé.
Megascope Limited has sued NMG and journalist Dennis Okari for linking it to the multi-billion shillings scandal at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).
The investigative report indicated that Megascope was one of the companies appointed by KEMSA to clear medical supplies donated by Chinese billionaire Jac Ma after they arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
It was further reported that part of the Jac Ma donations disappeared after being cleared at JKIA, a claim that KEMSA officials have since dismissed as untrue.
Through its director Richard Ngatia, the company moved to court for the adverse mention of his business as well as others included in the exposé, adding that the report has maligned the firm.
High Court judge Joseph Sergon directed that the case be mentioned on October 22.