International journalist held at gun point while covering Raila's swearing-in plans

Exclusively reported by Pulselive.co.ke

Business Insider's Sub Saharan Africa correspondent David Nga'ng'a was harassed by police officers while interviewing residents in Kawangware's 56 area.

He had planned interviews to know the views of the residents on NASA's planned swearing-in ceremony slotted for Tuesday.

In the midst of the interview, six plain-clothed and gun brandishing police officers interrupted the session.

The journalist quickly identified himself and showed his identification card to the lead officer who had all along cocked his gun and pointed towards him. His colleagues were equally pointing their weapons at the scared residents.

"When I told him I was a journalist doing my job, he accused me of inciting the residents and being behind a plan to topple President Uhuru Kenyatta's government," Ng'ang'a told Pulselive.co.ke.

The journalist was later released and ordered to stay away from Kawangware area.

Kawangware 56 is one of the informal settlements in Nairobi which is prone to political tensions. The area has witnessed increased police deployment ahead of Odinga's swearing in ceremony.

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