Kakamega hospital boss charged over assault on journalist


Doctors have downed their tools demanding release of Kakamega Hospital administrator Titus Mumia (above) who ...
Doctors have downed their tools demanding release of Kakamega Hospital administrator Titus Mumia (above) who has been charged with journalist Kefa Juma's assault by county askaris. PHOTO: ERICK AYIRO

Medical doctors in Kakamega County Hospital on Monday downed their tools protesting the arrest of the health facility’s administrator Titus Mumia.

The hospital administrator was on early Monday morning charged with incitement to violence for uttering words “you bogus and useless journalists this is not a political zone,” an act that allegedly led county askaris to assault Royal Media Services reporter Kefa Juma leaving him hospitalized.

Mr Kefa Juma, who works for Mulembe FM and Radio Citizen FM, was covering the plight of neglected patients at the Kakamega Hospital as the nurses’s strike persists countrywide.

The county askaris allegedly rained blows and kicks on Juma following the inciting remarks made by the hospital administrator Titus Mumia.

“I have been treated and given medication. My chest, ears and head hurts. They repeatedly beat me on the head before tossing me to the ground violently,” said Kefa Juma.

Kakamega County Hospital Referral administrator Titus Mumia charge sheet over assault of journalist Kefa Juma.
Kakamega County Hospital Referral administrator Titus Mumia charge sheet over assault of journalist Kefa Juma.

However, Mr Mumia pleaded not guilty to the charges and was freed on a cash bond of Sh60,000.

The case will be mentioned on July 24 with the hearing scheduled on September 6 this year.

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