NTV journalists arrested, another goes into hiding

Journalists under attack

NTV cameraman Karim Rajan and Daily Nation photographer Laban Walloga were apprehended while on official duty in Mombasa where they were filming the construction of a multi-billion hotel in Shanzu.

In a video circulated by the Aga Khan-owned media group, the duo is seen being harassed by workers at the construction site.

Winnie Atieno, a reporter, fled the scene for her safety when her colleagues were attacked and she is currently in hiding.

The hotel, allegedly owned by a top Government official, is said to be intruding into the Indian Ocean.

According to a report by the local daily, the Thursday arrests were supervised by a senior police officer from Bamburi police station.

Kenya Editor's Guild chairman Churchill Otieno condemned the arrests stating: "This is unacceptable. No one has a right to block journalists from doing their work."

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Kenyan boy recovers after Uhuru paid for his Sh5 million surgery [Photo]

Kenyan boy recovers after Uhuru paid for his Sh5 million surgery [Photo]

Blow to Sonko as Twitter bans sharing private photos, videos of others without consent

Blow to Sonko as Twitter bans sharing private photos, videos of others without consent

Duale fumbles after Uhuru walks in on his interview on Live TV [Video]

Duale fumbles after Uhuru walks in on his interview on Live TV [Video]

Famous 2NK driver lands lucrative job in Nyeri County Government

Famous 2NK driver lands lucrative job in Nyeri County Government

26-yr-old billionaire commits suicide in Kenya after media pressure

26-yr-old billionaire commits suicide in Kenya after media pressure

Live Updates: Uhuru's State of The Nation Address [Video]

Live Updates: Uhuru's State of The Nation Address [Video]

Magistrate shows mercy on Kamiti escapees

Magistrate shows mercy on Kamiti escapees

David Ndii's wife Mwende bets on rosy CV to become Governor

David Ndii's wife Mwende bets on rosy CV to become Governor

Police vehicle kills the only surgeon at county referral hospital

Police vehicle kills the only surgeon at county referral hospital