BY SAM ALFAN.
Royal Media Services is no longer interested in pursuing a suit against the government.
It has thus withdrawn its case that challenged the recent Television shutdown by the government.
“Citizen has withdrawn its petition against the State for resumption of broadcast services. RMS contends the State has complied with Justice Mwitas Orders of 2nd February 2018. The judge has allowed the RMS petition to be withdrawn with no orders as to costs.” Said Wambua Kilonzo for CAK.
Lawyer Gibson Kamau Kuria told Justice Chacha Mwita that the company is no longer interested in pursuing the matter.
However, a similar petition filed by activist Okiya Omtatah will proceed as he said he still wants a full hearing.
KTN, NTV, Citizen and Inooro TV were switched off over Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s ‘swearing-in’ as the People’s President on January 30.
According to the government through CS Dr Fred Matiang’i, Nasa had planned a massacre and some media houses were aware and were actively involved thereby necessitating the shutdown.
The judge has allowed the RMS petition to be withdrawn with no orders as to costs.