Isaiah Gwengi: Police beat, strangled and threatened to kill me

torture, arrest

Isaiah Gwengi: Police beat, strangled and threatened to kill me

Standard newspaper correspondent Isaiah Gwengi has said that police tortured him for five hours on Wednesday night.
Gwengi, who was arrested alongside a human rights activist in the region, said that police beat, strangled and threatened them with death in the five-hour ordeal.

Political, anti-corruption crusaders at greater risk

Officers who arrested them accused Gwengi of inciting members of the public against the police, The Star reports.
According to The Standard, Gwengi was accosted for exposing human rights abuse by members of the disciplined forces.
The officers involved have denied torture claims amid calls for their arrest by members of the fourth estate.

Violence against journalists statistics

Cases of violence against journalists are not new.
According to statistics, political and anti-corruption crusaders are at greater risk.
Last year, at least 259 journalists were jailed worldwide for various charges.
In Kenya, at least five male journalists have been killed since 2000.
 

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