September 8, 2016

Protests As Kenyan Scribe Is Shot Dead

Protests As Kenyan Scribe Is Shot Dead


A Kenyan photo-journalist has been shot dead in his home in the early hours of Thursday morning in the western county of Kitale, the Star newspaper reports.

Dennis Otieno, 26, was attacked by a gang of three who fired at him three times, with the third bullet fatally wounding him, the paper quotes the area police chief Wilfred Mogere as saying.

The killing comes days after a political reporter with the privately-owned Standard newspaper died in mysterious circumstances.

Kenyan journalists are currently holding a protest against increasing attacks and intimidation by politicians and members of the public.

The hashtag #DennisOtieno is trending in Kenya.

In a petition sent to parliament they complain about being physically attacked and receiving death threats from politicians and members of the public.

Journalists are using #JournalistsUnderSiege to share pictures of the march and describe their experiences.

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