The Kenya Police Service is, once again, on the spot for assaulting and injuring journalists at work — an attack that has been praised by a State House director.
General Service Unit and plainclothes officers, who were behaving like hired\ goons, on Monday night attacked TV and newspaper reporters and cameramen as they covered the drama that characterised lawyer Miguna Miguna’s return to Kenya from Canada.
The officers, who were openly unhappy with the media presence as they manhandled and harassed Dr Miguna, turned their anger on members of the Fourth Estate, hurting some.
Nation TV cameraman Robert Gichira was left bleeding and his camera and live broadcast equipment damaged by officers.
A General Service Unit officer clubbed him several times as he ran away with his camera.