Former Editor at Nation Media Group (NMG), Dennis Galava, has filed an affidavit detailing why he was suspended by his former employer citing the major as writing a critique article about President Uhuru Kenyatta. An editorial that Galava did on the new years eve, 1st Jan, criticizing some senior State house officials forced Nation media take the action.
The affidavit outlines the actions that were taken by senior managers which led to his dismissal.
Among those who raised issues with his suspension included the former top NMG editors Macharia Gaitho and Charles Onyango Obbo who said the image of the Nation was at risk with the move. But the editorial director Tom Mshindi emphasized that Galava must be suspended to protect the integrity and quality of NMG’s journalism.
Galava also complained that the media house dismissed him rudely i.e via a phone call since he was off-duty that particular day and therefore had no chance to defend himself. He also disclosed that his seniors had ordered him to silence on matter NYS scandal, Euro-bond and collapse of the coffee sector.
Sources said that the Journalist has now sued NMG over his dismissal for allegedly breaching editorial rules, which he claims never existed, but were drafted after he was dismissed in order to justify the action is now demanding close to Sh425 Million as compensation for wrongful dismissal and damages.