The Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has threatened to cut government advertising on Nation Media Group (NMG) for their unending criticism.
Speaking during the Akorino Annual Convention held in Embu on June 18, Kuria said the media house had to clarify whether they were playing opposition or the role of a watchdog.
“You need to decide if you are a newspaper, broadcasting house, a media station or an opposition party,” he intimidated Nation Media Group.
“I have stated that starting tomorrow if I see any government agency placing adverts in Nation Media, the person responsible will be fired,” he added.
In a follow-up statement, Kuria trolled NMG that it would only advertise auctions and obituaries.
The media house recently aired a feature that alleged the former Trade and Agriculture Cs Mithika Linturi misappropriated over Sh6 billion in an oil scandal.
Earlier on, the leader of the majority in the Senate, Aaron Cheruiyot, also accused Nation Media Group of biased coverage in a scandal involving Gatanga MP Edward Muriu and Labour CS Florence Bore.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua in May accused the mainstream media of criticizing the government instead of airing their achievements.
“Do not give a one-sided story. When you give a story of broken promises, give the story of the kept promises and leave the people of Kenya to make a decision on whether in seven months substantial progress has been made,” he stated.