News: Hashtag about arrested Kenyan journalist now trending



The hashtag #FreeNgirachu is now trending on Twitter in Kenya after a senior journalist with the Nation media group John Ngirachu was arrested over a report he wrote about alleged mismanagement of spending in the ministry of interior.

twitter: https://twitter.com/NgachaStella/status/664095971526111232


twitter: https://twitter.com/OdhiamboRhoda/status/664092222397263872

The Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery - who's in charge of the police - says the journalist will only be released if he divulges his source for the information.

He says the journalist was arrested for publishing privileged information which was given at a Public Accounts Committee meeting held in camera.

The minister also released a statement about corruption being reported in the media (in the tweet below) which says:

"In the event these claims are false or intended to cause disaffection against the government, contribute to economic sabotage or contribute towards generating economic insecurity then the said person will be held personally to account."

twitter: https://twitter.com/InteriorKE/status/664078342388383745
 


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