Home News Media Council of Kenya demand action on Magoha's bodyguard

Media Council of Kenya demand action on Magoha’s bodyguard

The Media Council of Kenya is demanding action against Magoha’s bodyguard over alleged sexual assault on a journalist.

On Thursday, Kenyans shared a video on social media that showed journalists confronting the bodyguard of the CS. A voice behind the camera accuses the man of grabbing a male journalist’s genitals and squeezing them.

The incident occurred during a routine visit by the CS to Kisumu’s Kosawa Primary School. The CS had gone to inspect the desks in the school.

Embarrassing and saddening incident

In a TV interview with Citizen TV, MCK CEO, David Omwoya said that the Council was speaking to relevant authorities to probe the matter and prosecute the bodyguard. Omwoya called the incident embarrassing and extremely saddening.

A statement by Kisumu Journalist Network said that Nation Media Photojournalist, Ondari Ogega, accidentally bumped into the bodyguard. He apologised, but the brute aide of the CS followed the journalist and squeezed his genitals. He threatened to them do more harm outside the classroom.

The Council also said that the same man had also grabbed a female journalist, Viola Kosome, by her buttocks as he pushed her out of the way. MCK demanded that the CS, Interior Minister, Fred Matiang’i and Police IG, to take action against the man.

Failure to do that, they said, would see the man continue with his bad habits not only against journalists but also other Kenyans.

CS Magoha is under increasing pressure following a video showing him insulting a junior officer in Uasin Gishu. His bodyguard’s actions are unlikely to tilt the public opinion favourably in his favour though.

Journalists easy target for insecure powerful people

Journalists are often victims of assault whenever they go out to cover stories. Just recently, police attacked an NTV photojournalist who had been recording him. Journalists, usually at the frontline of many significant events, become easy targets for influential people eager to ‘prove’ their power.

Related news

Nairobi MCAs hire Senator Murkomen to represent them before Jubilee party disciplinary committee

Three Nairobi County Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) and members of the Jubilee party Ann Thumbi, Sylvia Museiya, and Millicent Jagero on Friday...

You have been very patient with Ruto – MP tells Senator Moi, President Uhuru, Raila

Kajiado Central Member of Parliament Elijah Memusi has lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta, Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi, and Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila...

Outgoing CJ, Maraga, asks Kenyans to reject BBI if it undermines Judiciary Independence

Chief Justice, David Maraga, has requested Kenyans to reject BBI if it undermines the independence of the Judiciary. Speaking during the 'State of the Judiciary...

Trending

Wiper leader opposes BBI a day after signing at Uhuru’s event

Farah Maalim, Wiper Deputy Party leader, caused a storm on Thursday the 26th of November 2020 after he went on a rant bashing the...

No food in funerals and weddings – Weddings and churches hit...

Guests at funerals and weddings will now not be served food after the Inter-faith Council for Covid-19 issued new guidelines in combating the virus...

Trump says he will leave the White House if Biden wins...

Trump says he will leave the White House if Biden wins a vote at the Electoral College Image:...

Namuheshimu Zari sana na namushukuru Mwenyezi Mungu kwa kuweza kuzaa na...

Award-winning Bongo Flava mega star Diamond Platnumz has praised one of his baby mamas Zari Hassan stating that he is privileged to have sire...

How President Uhuru Kenyatta triggered the impeachment of Governor Mike Sonko

Details have emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta triggered the impeachment motion against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. Sources in the Jubilee party have revealed that the...

Utah monolith mystery found may have been unraveled

Metallic object found in remote Utah, in the United States, has been there since 2016 Image: Reproduction / Instagram /...