Nakuru: Journos harrassed by police
15 March 2012, 09:17
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Posting of tens of police recruits to various parts of the county has become a blessing in disguise to members of public decrying insecurity in their regions.
The latest complaints come from media practitioners today who find their working conditions complicated by their constant interference and harassment.
At least three journalists have found themselves in conflict with the recruits who are acting with impunity while pretending to enforce the law.
Although Nakuru county was perceived as among the hot spot areas after post election violence, the area is currently peaceful but heavy presence of police is causing anxiety with youth being rounded up on trumped up charges such as loitering.
However, for journalists its a different case because despite identifying themselves, they have not been spared by such iron fist policemen who are arrogant and appear to be above the law.
Their seniors are neither guiding this junior officers into understanding the rule of law but go ahead to sanction charges preferred against innocent members of the Forth Estate- hence causing bad blood among the two independent institutions.
Last weekend two journalists were arrested in Nakuru and Molo respectively but were later discharged through "orders from above".
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