Kenyan journalist detained in Ethiopia Yassin Juma has tested positive for coronavirus as confirmed by his Lawyer Kedir Bullo.
According to the Laywer, the journalist contracted the virus while in detention in the country following his arrest.
The news comes at time when the journalist is still in detention following his controversial arrest in July.
- Yassin Juma, Kenyan journalist arrested in Ethiopia
- Yassin Juma’s family to Ethiopian gov’t, release him
He was then taken to court where the authorities were ordered to release him but they declined to obey the court orders.
Yassin was arrested following the death of singer Hachalu Hundessa alongside two others on allegation of inciting people and spreading hate speech.
Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead in July causing uproar and demonstrations targeting the government blaming them for the murder.
The singer has been vocal against the government and has been close to the Kenyan journalist.