The embattled Nation Media Group(NMG) has released a photo of the man who allegedly booked a newspaper notice about Jimmy Wanjigi’s death.
For the better part of yesterday, NMG’s Daily Nation came under fire for publishing the misleading obituary. This forced the media group to issue a statement denouncing the notice that goes against its editorial policy.
NMG also reached out to Wanjigi and apologised over the incident.
Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Clifford Machoka said NMG had taken immediate action against those responsible for the placement of the announcement, including reporting the matter to the police for further investigations.
In an effort to support the ongoing investigations, NMG has published pictures of the person who booked the obituary in order to help trace him.
According to CCTV footage, the middle-aged man was at Nation Centre to pay for the obituary of Mr. Wanjigi at around 5 pm on Tuesday, February 6. A screen grab of the surveillance footage shows he walked out of the ad-center at 5.05 pm.
He booked the obituary under the name Jared.
The suspect is believed to be in his mid-thirties, of brown complexion, plump, about 5 foot 10, with a full beard and short hair.
NMG is appealing to the general public who may have any information on the person to report to the nearest police station.
Watch the CCTV footage below.