Siaya journalists protest police brutality

Siaya journalists protest police brutality

Journalists in Usenge Town, Siaya County, on Thursday, March 24, held a peaceful demonstration protesting against Quick Response Team police brutality allegedly meted on a colleague and human rights activist.

The journalists, who were angered by the manner in which Isaiah Gwengi of Standard Media Group and Rodgers Ochieng’ of  SCODA (NGO), were handled by the police, marched around Usenge Town where they were joined by other human rights activists and members of the public chanting the need to uphold freedom of the press.

Seven armed Administration Police officers allegedly assaulted Mr Gwengi and Mr Ochieng for five hours inside a police cell over investigative articles on human rights  abuses.

Gwengi  had been accused of writing a story on human rights abuses the officers have allegedly been committing against Usenge residents.

The duo were later treated at Bondo Referral Hospital.

Written by Ronald Kibet

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