Raila makes new announcement on Radio Africa boycott

Azimio leader Raila Odinga has called off the boycott of Radio Africa Group, two days after the sanction.

On Tuesday, Mr. Odinga asked his supporters to boycott The Star Newspaper which is owned by the media outlet.

According to the Opposition Chief, the publication together with KCB Bank and Safaricom were “enablers and facilitators of this brutal regime” and “enemies of the people”.

However, in a press briefing on Thursday, Mr. Odinga said he will take his complaint to the Media Council of Kenya.

Raila said the boycott withdrawal comes after a consultation with stakeholders who agreed to call off the boycott.

Several media stakeholders had castigated him after he announced the boycott, among the the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ), and Kenya Editors’ Guild (KEG).

The stakeholders cautioned Raila, saying his comments were an attack on media freedom and could endanger the lives of journalists working for the media house.
Raila had urged his supporters to boycott the products and services, claiming that the companies had become “enablers and facilitators of this brutal regime” and “enemies of the people”.

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