Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders on Tuesday ordered Daily Nation to issue an apology to them.
Speaking during a presser after their Parliamentary Group meeting, Siaya Senator James Orengo called on the media to ensure that they report discussions and deliberations of any meeting accurately.
Highlighting the headlines used by Daily Nation on Monday and Tuesday consecutively, Orengo directed: “For the Nation, two headlines in a row. Completely giving a different picture. You owe it to us to put that state of affairs clear and apologise.”
Orengo exclaimed that if they do not apologise they will assume that there is someone pushing for an agenda against ODM.
The Senate Minority leader further noted: “It does not serve the interests of the public or any person to report what has happened on the sidelines of the meeting instead of what happened in the meeting.”
Emphasising on how the media has covered the turn of events since NASA leader Raila Odinga met President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday at Harambee House, Orengo condemned the media for focusing on what happened outside Monday’s meeting, claiming that those reports originated from sources not present in the talks.
Orengo mentioned that it is important for the public to be aware that Mr Odinga was not under any difficulty giving an account of what happened to his co-principals as reported by the media.
He insisted that the ODM leader gave a comprehensive report to his coalition partners on all that happened on Friday.
Additionally, he claimed that the principals appreciated the doors of dialogue Raila had opened through his meeting with the president.
ODM members were meeting for the first time this year in a meeting chaired by Mr Odinga.