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Two charged for assaulting a journalist

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Two men were on Monday arraigned to court to answer to an assault on a journalist. The two were taken to Kigumo Court.

Mr. Joseph Otieno and Peter Irungu were charged for assaulting Royal Media cameraman Dennis Kabiru.

The incident occurred at Elite Girls Academy in Maragua Town on 20th of July 2018. Kabiru and two others were covering parents who were protesting over Ksh 3,600 fine levied against their children who had strike two weeks ago.

“We were talking to the parents when suddenly, a group of youths charged at us. My colleagues ran to safety,” Kabiru said.

Apart from assault, Peter and Joseph were also charged with theft and malicious damage to the journalist’s camera.

The two denied charges before Resident Judge Agness Mwangi and were both released on a Ksh 70,000 bond.

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The case is to be mentioned on August 6th and hearing on October 28th.

Dennis Kabiru recorded a statement at Maragua Police station and was treated for minor injuries at Maragua sub-district hospital.

Elite Group of schools director Eliud Ndung’u was arrested last Friday and released on a Ksh 10,000 bond.

He has been ordered to appear in court on Wednesday.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world


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