Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kenyan Journalists Protest Against Increasing Attacks, Intimidation By Politicians, The Public

In Kenya, a photo-journalist has been shot dead in his home in the early hours of Thursday morning in the western county of Kitale, the Star newspaper reports.

Dennis Otieno, 26, was attacked by a gang of three who fired at him three times, with the third bullet fatally wounding him, the paper quotes the area police chief Wilfred Mogere as saying.

The killing comes days after a political reporter with the privately-owned Standard newspaper died in mysterious circumstances.

Kenyan journalists are currently holding a protest against increasing attacks and intimidation by politicians and members of the public.