DPP wants goons who attacked journalists arrested
The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has directed the Inspector General of police Joseph Boinett to launch investigations into an incident where two journalists were assaulted at the Wiper Party Headquarters on Wednesday.
Rowdy youth believed to be National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters attacked Citizen TV’s Francis Gachuri together with Jane Gatwiri from NTV as they covered the opposition’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday.
Through a letter to the IG, Tobiko wants the perpetrators to be prosecuted and be charged in court.
“Immediately and urgently commence thorough investigations into the incident and ensure those found culpable and/or responsible are arrested and arraigned before court under the relevant provisions of the penal code,” read the DPP’s letter to the IG.
Opposition chief Raila Odinga condemned the incident and issued an apology to the media.
“I extend my apology specifically to Mr. Gachuri who was molested by some rowdy youth who were completely uninvited to the event. I have spoken to Mr. Wachira Waruru and apologised to him,” said Mr. Odinga.