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Kenya: Cameraman based in Busia County assaulted by police officers

Posted by African Press International on July 12, 2013

  • By GODFREY WAMALWA, -API in KENYA

A cameraman with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation based in Busia county was assaulted yesterday by Busia police officers.

Josephat Okiria who was covering learning activities at Railway Academy in Busia was assaulted by the school head Mrs. Lilian Juma as he tried to collect the footage. The camera worth sh150,000 was shattered.

The reporter was on his duty covering teachers strike as an industrial court issued an order to have teachers back in class.

According to the reporter who was accompanied by his colleague from west fm radio Caren Papai, they raised an alarm where officer in charge of crime Moses Kameli  working at Malaba police came in and gun pointed at the reporters to stop covering the school.

The journalist was arrested and placed in custody at Malaba police station but were denied a chance to file a report or any statement by the said officer. They were later released on a free bond.

According to sources, the officer had earlier engaged in love affair with the school head, an issue which residents have called upon Inspector General David Kimaiyo and Director of public prosecution to move in.

When area OCPD Lucas Ongari was reached for comment, the officer said no journalist has been arrested and he is not aware of the incident.

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Kenya: A need to unite leaders who have betrayed Luhya unity

Posted by African Press International on July 4, 2013

  • By GODFREY WAMALWA, API,KENYA

Youth leader in Kenya Rashid Mohamed who recently hit headlines over alleged financing Busia and Bungoma county attack has accused Ford Kenya nominated Member of Parliament Patrick Wangamati and former Member of Parliament Burudi Nabwera for betraying Luhya unity.

Speaking in Kakamega where he met the youth, Rashid said he is going to join hands with youthful politicians in the region to run Luhya politics.

The prominent businessman cum youth leader said he will have to work with Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula, former Lugari Mp Cyrus Jirongo and former National Assembly speaker Kenneth Marende. He further added that he is calling for his endorsement as a youth leader to restore luhya unity.”It is time to drop elders like Wangamati who have killed luhya unity and bring together youth with development ambitions” said Rashid.

According to Rashid, Western Region has been torn apart due to poor leadership from selfish politicians.

He said when elected to be luhya spokesman, he will prioritise the youth in development, education, peace, infrastructure and luhya votes going to one basket.

The meeting brought together over 200, youth and Cyrus Jirongo who promised to support the youthful politician to steer the region’s politics.

 

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