The Media Owners Association Chairman Stephen Gitagama has come out strongly to condemn the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga over his call to boycott select media outlets and urges Odinga to file complaints with the Media Council of Kenya (MCK).
In a statement issued Wednesday, 22nd March, 2023, Gitagama said Azimio failed to follow the law in addressing their grievances.
“This background is necessary following the unfortunate decision by the Azimio One Kenya Coalition to announce to the public to boycott Radio Africa products,” Gitagama said.
“The Media Owners Association believes this is an attack on press freedom since not a single complaint has been lodged with the company or Media Owners Association.”
He said that media in Kenya like elsewhere in the world occupies an important place in society as a vanguard for democracy.
MOA urged Kenyans, Azimio, aggrieved by media reports to file complaints with the Media Council of Kenya’s Complaint Commission.
This is after Raila asked Azimio supporters to boycott Safaricom, Kenya Commercial Bank and Radio Africa, especially the Star newspaper.