Kenya editors condemn intimidation of journalists #jichopevu

The Kenya Editors’ Guild has expressed shocked and dismay followings threats directed against the media from the Inspector-General of Police DavidKimaiyo in relation to the coverage of theWestgateterrorist attack.In a statement the editors termed threats directed at journalists Mohammed Ali and John-Allan In a statement the editors termed threats directed at journalists Mohammed Ali and John-AllanNamuof KTN as an unacceptable threat to constitutional provisions on freedom of the media and the general freedom of communicationsThe editor’s body also said journalists were carrying out their obligation to the society by covering the “This mandate become even more critical in an environment where official communication from the relevant government arms, especially the security agencies, has displayed a high degree of obfuscation and misinformation that lends credence to suspicion of cover-up.” Read the statement signed by Kenya Editors Guild Chair Macharia Gaitho, Vice-Chair David Ohito, Acting Secretary Hassan Kulundu and Asststant Treasurer Catherine Gicheru. In their statement the editors have asked the Police and the Interior ministry to provide timely and accurate information on the large number of outstanding queries from theWestgateincident adding that the media will not be cowed by statements of threat and will soldier own with efforts to uncover the truth and share it with the public.

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