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Police Launch Investigations On Kisumu Governor’s Aide For Threatening Journalist

The Director of Protocol for Kisumu County Government, Bob Madanji, has been blamed for compromising a writer with uncultured brutality and is presently being explored by the police.

Reacting to the issue, Kisumu Central Police Station gathered representative Anyang’ Nyong’o’s helper to record an announcement in light of the allegations by Fredrick Odhiambo.

A recorded report at the station demonstrates that Madanji purportedly misused the columnist who is a reporter of The Sun Weekly situated in the lakeside city.

He additionally proceeded to exile him from the region threatening him with critical results on the off chance that he saw him in Kisumu once more.


Kenyans on the street protesting for freedom of the press

Odhiambo reported that the accused “threatened to slap me and warned that he does not want to see me in Kisumu”.

The county police commander, Benson Mwau, indicated that they launched investigations into the matter as soon as it was reported.

The report also indicates that the county official issued the threats to Fredrick at the beginning of the month of March over a story he had published.

However, the accused, Madanji, accused the journalist of tarnishing his name in the media.

Madanji confronted the journalist outside the premises of the White Rose laundries at Tivoli Centre in the town.

Odhiambo was in the company of another journalist, James Keyi of Reuters when the ordeal happened.

The secretary-general of the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ), Eric Oduor, is on record lamenting over a rapid increase of cases of journalists being threatened and targeted by county officials.


KUJ Secretary-General Eric Oduor at a past media event


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