Journalists threatened with jail-time by Nkaissery in corruption saga
10 November 2015, 18:07
Nairobi - Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has threatened journalists with jail-time for reporting on alleged corruption at the Interior Ministry.
Journalists including News24's William Korir have been singled out and called by Criminal Investigations Department CID officers being asked to report to the CID headquarters and record statements over the probe of the misappropriation of KES 3.8 billion at the Ministry.
Daily Nation's John Ngirachu has already been arrested and taken to the CID headquarters.
The melee has centred around a story in which Parliament probed the Auditor General's probe into funds use or misuse at the Ministry.
Nkaissery had stated that the stories in the media were all fabrications but the media in question has argued that the report was tabled in Parliament and thus the arrest of journalists is out of order.
He stated that he would sue for the publication of the stories.
The action by the CS has brought with it ridicule by Kenyans on social media who have termed the move as draconian and infringing on basic Constitutional rights.
Currently, they are using the Twitter hash-tag #FreeNgirachu to clamour for his release.
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