Senate demands disciplinary action against four media houses

Senators are now demanding disciplinary action against four media outlets which allegedly published manipulated video recordings of Senate proceedings contrary to provisions of the standing orders.

In the controversial video which went viral on Tuesday evening, Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata attended part of the sitting virtually but is portrayed to have allegedly logged in from a pub, a claim he denies.

The original video of Tuesday’s Senate proceedings which Senators say was manipulated to discrediMurang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata.

During Wednesday’s sitting, Kang’ata dismissed the allegations and demanded that editors of four media outlets be summoned before the powers and privileges committee of the Senate.

Senators further want the media organizations barred from covering Parliament proceedings for flouting the standing orders.

Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka will rule on the matter next week.


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