Kenya Union of Journalists demands release of members arrested in Nakuru

Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) Nakuru charter, led by their Secretary General Kioko wa Kivandi, on Wednesday marched to Kaptebwa police station in Nakuru demanding the release of two journalists who were arrested on Tuesday.

Kivandi said it was unfair for the police to arrest the journalists, yet they were out to inform Kenyans on what is going on in the country.

According to Kioko, the two journalists are not supposed to be treated as criminals.

He condemned the police for arresting the journalists and confiscating their equipment.

However, Nakuru West OCPD Patrick Olonyi said the two won’t be released because they have a trespass case to answer.

He said the journalists were supposed to report to the police before doing their investigative story.
The Nakuru based journalists were pursuing an investigative story on illegal immigrants of Asian origin allegedly operating a quarry in Nakuru West, who called the police leading to their arrests.

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