Police in Bondo, Siaya County on Friday beat up and arrested a Standard Group journalist.
Isaiah Gwengi of The Standard newspaper was covering the ‘Saba Saba’ protests in the hometown of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance supremo Raila Odinga when the police narrowed down on him.
Gwengi was released after his brief detention at Bondo police station following the intervention of his colleagues who made calls to the Bondo Sub County Police Commander Ibrahim Kosi.
“The OCPD (Kosi) has released me but these people really beat me up,” Gwengi told the Star, adding that his tools of trade were also confiscated.
“I cannot trace even my camera,” Gwengi said.
Gwengi said that he was wearing his Press Card to show that he is a journalist who is simply doing his work but the officers did not listen and proceeded to clobber him.
Kosi was not immediately available on phone for a comment.