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Besieged Health PS Muraguri formally apologises to ‘Nation’ journalist

Health Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri has apologised to the Nation journalist who unearthed the loss of Sh5 billion.

Mr Muraguri, who was accused of threatening the journalist over a story that was published in the Business Daily, wrote a letter to the Kenya Union of Journalist that had called for his resignation and prosecution.

In his letter, the PS admitted that the comments were indeed his and were unfortunate hence not a representation of his position as a public official.

“This is my formal apology to the journalist at Business Daily, the media fraternity, my colleagues in Government and the people of Kenya,” read the letter in part.

APOLOGY

The letter is however undated and is not printed on any official letterhead but the union officials confirmed receipt.

The PS had told the journalist that the government was capable of tapping into her communication, access her bank account as well as hack into the Nation’s system if need be.

“My comments were unfortunate and regrettable and do not represent my philosophy or stand as a public servant,” concluded the letter.

The apology comes days after the PS’s conversation with the journalist who was seeking a comment from the ministry regarding the loss of billions was published by the media.