NMG takes action after publication of erroneous obituary
The Nation Media Group (NMG) has asked police to investigate an incident where an obituary advert appeared in the Daily Nation bearing the picture of a prominent businessman who is still alive.
In its statement, NMG regretted the development, and explained that immediate action had been taken against those responsible.
The company has also apologized to businessman Jimi Wanjigi, who is subject of the error.
Here is the statement in full:
“We refer to the publication of a death and funeral announcement of James Richard Wanjagi bearing the picture of Mr Jimi Wanjigi that was erroneously published in the Daily Nation of February 7, 2018.
“We regret the pain and anguish this might have caused Mr. Wanjigi and his family and sincerely apologise for this.
“Nation Media Group does not condone such publication, which clearly goes against our editorial policy. We have taken immediate action against those responsible for the placement of the announcement, including reporting the matter to police for further investigations.”
Nation Media Group (NMG) Statement on an erroneously published Death and Funeral Announcement . @dailynation @BD_Africa @NairobiNewss @The_EastAfrican @StandardKenya @citizentvkenya #JimmyWanjigi pic.twitter.com/v0ORAO4itv
— Nation Media Group (@NationMediaGrp) February 7, 2018