County Police commander on spot for ‘protecting’ officer who assaulted a journalist

Nakuru Journalists have condemned the police over what they term is laxity in ensuring justice for one of their colleague who was assaulted by police on 12th January 2020 and his work tools confiscated and destroyed while he was on duty covering students’ riots at Egerton University Main Campus in Njoro. Addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday morning, the journalists drawn from all the media houses in Nakuru faulted police for showing no interest in following up the matter despite being reported in Njoro under OB NUMBER 54/12/1/2020 AT 20.55HRS.…

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Kenya Union of Journalists opens Nakuru Chapter

Kenya Union of Journalists-KUJ has on Saturday held elections of the Union’s officials for the Nakuru chapter. The exercise that was overseen by Sammy Muraya from the KUJ National office and also attended by Secretary General Mr.Erick Oduor as well Media Council CEO Mr.David Omwoyo. Ms Mercy Kahenda was elected chairperson after garnering 25 votes defeating Elijah Kinyanjui who got 13 votes. The position of Secretary General went with Mr.Kioko wa Kivandi who garnered 30 votes against Patrick Kinyua’s 8 votes while Caren Lumbasi was unopposed for the position of…

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Journalists’ Union embarks on establishing chapters in counties

Kenya Union of Journalists has commenced the exercise of establishing chapters in every sub county in order to address challenges being faced by journalists at grass root level. Speaking in Nakuru on Saturday during the elections for the officials of KUJ Nakuru chapter, National Secretary General Erick Oduor said they intend to have 5 chapters for the start with Nakuru being the first one to have interim office in place. According to Oduor, other regions that will have the KUJ chapter established are Coast, Kisumu, Nyeri and Eldoret. He called…

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Nakuru journalists in uproar after colleague threatened by police

Journalists in Nakuru have this afternoon congregated at Bondeni police Station in Nakuru after one of their own was allegedly threatened by a police officer. The journalist who works with a local religious radio station faced the threats through his wife from a person she identified as a police officer. “The police officer whom I know as Mr. Kimotho came to the place where we leave and demanded to know whether my husband was home,” reported the wife to the journalist. “When I told the officer that my husband was…

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