Kenyan journalists sleep in newsroom to avoid crackdown

2018-02-01 14:30
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Nairobi - A popular TV news anchor in Kenya says he and two other journalists were forced to spend the night in their newsroom to avoid arrest as a government crackdown on media continues for coverage of the opposition leader's mock inauguration.

The government shut down the East African nation's three leading TV stations when they tried to broadcast Tuesday's "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who declared himself "the people's president" in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last year.

Larry Madowo, a news anchor with Nation Television, says multiple sources informed him and colleagues that undercover policemen were waiting in the parking lot outside their offices.

Madowo says the journalists decided to spend the night in the newsroom for security reasons.

Read more on:    uhuru kenyatta  |  raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa

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