Daily Nation Newspaper is on the receiving end after it published a story indicating that Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was under investigations by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over possible involvement in graft.
The newspaper on Thursday published a story titled 'Gideon quizzed by DCI in tender probe' and it claimed links between Senator Moi, Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD) and Mitchell and Cotts company.
According to the story, it associated the senator with scandals at ICD saying that he was being probed for colluding with other public officers at the depot to delay the clearance of the cargo which in turn creates business for Mitchell and Cotts company, an allegation which the senator has firmly denied.
In a demand letter sent to the Nation through Triple Oklaw Advocates, the Senator has asked the media house to apologise and clear the publication in their website within a week, Standard reports.
Gideon Moi, in the letter, accused the Nation of tarnishing his name and making him appear as a failed state officer who has abused his office.
"The said article was calculated to disparage our client in his character and reputation as a Senator, and State Officer and a holder of Public Office. The publication injured our client in his character and reputation as Senator," reads the demand letter in part, according to Standard.
"Our client has been brought to public ridicule, hatred, contempt, scandal and has been disgraced, humiliated and subject to untold embarrassment," it added.
Apart from the January 9 publication, the Senator also wants an offensive text published of January 3 be removed.
The demand letter has forewarned the Nation that failure to apologise and retrieve the two publications will lead to legal action.