PROSECUTOR ORDERS PROBE INTO ATTACK ON KENYAN JOURNALISTS

NAIROBI, The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has asked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to initiate investigations into an attack on journalists who were covering a meeting of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition’s Parliamentary group here on Tuesday.

DPP Keriako Tobiko said here Wednesday that the police should immediately probe the incident and ensure that the culprits are brought to book. His call for the police to take action against those responsible came a day after journalists protested the attack.

Tobiko wants the IGP to immediately launch a probe into the incident where people providing security to the NASA politicians ejected a journalist working for a local TV station who was covering the event, before descending on another journalist working with a different television station who was filming the fiasco.

During the event, the people responsible had singled out the representatives of several media houses, accusing them of being mouthpieces of the ruling Jubilee party of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Information Communication Technology (ICT) Joe Mucheru has also condemned the incident while assuring journalists of the government’s commitment to protecting their rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

NASA had issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the incident, with NASA leader Raila Odinga offering a formal apology during his Tuesday afternoon media conference.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK