Itumbi blasted for ‘saluting’ police assault on media


FILE PHOTO | Dennis Itumbi outside the High Court on Tuesday, January 30.
FILE PHOTO | Dennis Itumbi outside the High Court on Tuesday, January 30.

In Summary

  • In a social media post, Itumbi said police had 'done well' in forcibly ejecting the media from JKIA.
  • Journalists who were covering the return of Miguna Miguna on Monday night were attacked and injured.
  • Citizen TV's Stephen Letoo is now hospitalised with injuries on his arms and legs.

Dennis Itumbi is under fire for seemingly endorsing police assault on journalists who were covering the Miguna saga at the airport.

In a social media post on Tuesday morning, the Director of Innovation in the Office of the President said police had ‘done well’ to forcibly eject the media from the Jomo Kenyatta International Aiport (JKIA).

“We cannot have such kind of scenes in an International Airport anywhere in the world. Journalism is not an absolute right,” he said.

Journalists who were covering the return of Miguna Miguna on Monday night were attacked and injured, including Citizen TV’s Stephen Letoo who is now hospitalised.

 

The message on Twitter elicited harsh reactions from Kenyans online.

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