Editor Responsible For Eritrea Hoax Story Transferred To New Job

The Standard Media editor who delivered a blow to African
quality journalism by promoting gender stereotyping and sexism by knowingly
publishing false stories about women in Tanzania and Eritrea has been moved
from his job. According to Kenyan media reports, Standard Media Group Digital
Editor, David Ohito who approved two hoax stories was moved to another job.
Standard Group Digital Editor, David Ohito has tarnished the
groups image and overall credibility and has been transferred to Kisumu to ‘put
things in order’, a statement published by Kenyan Business read.
Two stories could have triggered the move by the media group
according to close sources – the ban on mini-skirts in Tanzania and compulsory
polygamy in Eritrea – could have necessitated the action.
Tanzania vehemently protested the story, with the office of
President John Pombe Magufuli releasing a statement on the Standard, which was
forced to pull out the story and apologise. Eritrean Information Minister,
Yemane Gebremeskel, was not impressed either and expressed his disgust at the
negative light in which Eritrea had been portrayed.

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