Journalists to stage demonstration in Nairobi
Journalists in Kenya are on Thursday morning set to stage a peaceful march in Nairobi to protest against the increasing polarized working conditions.
According to CameraAfrica Consultants, who are the organizers, the demonstrations will commence at freedom corner at Uhuru Park at 9:30am and last for three hours.
“Please note that the demonstration will also give petitions to the DPP, Kenya National Police Service Inspector General and the Clerk of the National Assembly requesting for action and commitment on cases that have been reported,” the brief by CameraAfrica reads in parts.
“The aim of the demonstration is to protest against the increased polarized working conditions that most journalists face that is characterized by threats, intimidation, physical assaults, stalking, unwarranted bashing due to what some persons especially duty bearers consider to be unfavourable reporting,” the report further read.
The protests come barely a week after a journalist died in Mombasa under mysterious circumstances.
Joseph Masha, who was an employee of the Standard Media Group, died hours after meeting and dining with a local politician.
Meanwhile, supporters of have the hashtag #JournalistsUnderSiege to share their thoughts on social media.