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Kenyan journalists threatened with death

20 April 2013, 14:57 Maria Macharia

Nairobi - Two Kenyan investigative journalists are fearing for their lives after allegedly receiving death threats from the internal security department.

Mohammed Ali and John-Allan Namu, from the private Kenya Television Network (KTN) television have linked the threats to the recent airing of a story suggesting foul play in a government official's death.

East Africa consultant for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Tom Rhodes, said he held the Kenyan authorities responsible for the safety and well-being of the two journalists in question.

"Inside Story: Death in Ten Minutes" suggested foul play in a helicopter crash that killed former Interior Minister George Saitoti.

Last June, a police helicopter crashed in the southern town of Ngong, which was carrying Saitoti and his deputy, Orwa Ojode, along with two pilots and two bodyguards.

According to the KTN story, the commission set up to investigate the crash failed to pursue leads that emerged during the investigation, among them that Saitoti and Ojode may have been poisoned.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international rights group, condemned the threats.

"We hold Kenyan authorities responsible for the safety and well-being of Mohammed Ali and John-Allan Namu," Rhodes said.

Previously, police were also implicated in the January 2009 murder of Weekly Citizen journalist Francis Nyaruri, shortly after he investigated corruption within the police department.

 - CAJ News


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