Pressure prevails as Nkaissery orders journalists released
11 November 2015, 17:47
Nairobi - Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery has ordered the questioning of journalists over a corruption scandal to end after pressure from the opposition and media.
This was communicated by Police at the Criminal Investigations Department CID headquarters in Nairobi after Standard Media journalist Alphonse Shiundu was ordered to record a statement over the alleged loss of KES 3.8 billion under Nkaissery's ministry.
Shiundu had earlier been ordered to record the statement at the CID headquarters but when he got there he was told not to record a statement and freed.
He was accompanied by CORD leaders Ababu Namwamba ad James Orengo.
" I have been told not to record a statement and that I am free," Shiundu told members of the press outside the CID headquarters in Nairobi.
Orengo told the Jubilee government to find proper battles to fight.
" The government must get serious. Freedom of the press is not negotiable," he said.
On Tuesday, Nation Newspaper's John Ngirachu was arrested by CID officers and ordered to state the sources of the story linking Nkaissery to the loss of the 3.8 billion.
He was later on released.
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