Witnesses say Kenya police assault journalists

2017-08-13 12:00
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to the media after voting at a polling station during presidential election in Gatundu, Kiambu county. (AFP)

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to the media after voting at a polling station during presidential election in Gatundu, Kiambu county. (AFP)

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Nairobi - Witnesses say Kenyan police officers harassed and physically assaulted at least four journalists covering protests over President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

The witnesses say the journalists were tear-gassed and hit with batons on Saturday, and their equipment was confiscated or they were ordered to delete content. The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing reprisals.

Kenya Television Network's political reporter Duncan Khaemba was arrested and held for hours at a police station because he had not carried the permit for his bulletproof vest and helmet. He was later released.

Read more on:    uhuru kenyatta  |  kenya  |  kenya 2017 elections  |  east africa

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