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Nation editor Walter Menya arraigned in Milimani

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NMG editor Walter Menya when he was arraigned in Milimani on June 19, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY
NMG editor Walter Menya when he was arraigned in Milimani on June 19, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY

Nation Media Group journalist was on Monday presented before the Milimani Law Courts after his arrest on Sunday over claims he solicited for a bribe to write a story.

He, however, did not answer to any charges after the prosecution applied to have him detained for a period of three days to conclude investigations against him.

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The police claim that Mr Menya was  arrested after Kennedy Kiprotich Koros reported that the journalist had demanded  Sh50,000 shillings so that he could publish a story in the Sunday Nation newspaper.

Investigating officer Moses Gituathi told the court that during the arrest, Mr Menya was found in possession of Sh20,000 shillings which was treated for the purpose of evidence collection after the report was made and the same was kept as evidence.

Further,  the court was told that the recovered money and the clothes that Mr Menya was wearing at the time are yet to be submitted to the government lab for examination on the APK powder.

They alleged that Mr Menya received Sh32,000 through M-Pesa on different dates between June 15 and June  17, 2017.

According to the affidavit presented before the court, Mr Menya was arrested when he went to the complainant to collect the balance after the ‘desired’ story was published.

“From the foregoing, it is clear that the applicant’s investigations are incomplete and requires more time,” said the prosecution.

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