Robbers Kill Journalist Over Photographs In Kenya

Dennis Otieno,

26, died after suffering a gunshot wound from a three-man gang of robbers at his home.

The shooting occurred at his residence in Kitale, Trans Nzoia county, Kenya, on Wednesday, September 7, by 11PM.

Officer-in-charge of the case, Wilfred Mogere, said the men gained entry after accosting his wife, Janet Otieno, while performing a chore outside their home.

Mrs Otieno was fetching water outside when the robbers used force on her to gain entry into their home.

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Janet said, “The three demanded a certain photo before engaging him.†“While trying to defend himself, they shot twice but missed,†she concluded. “The third shot killed him.â€

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A journalist in Kenya shot three times

Journalist Shot Three Times In Kenya

Consequently, the thieves made away with the journalist’s camera.

Some of the family’s electronics and an uncertain amount of cash were also missing.

The Star stated it is yet to determine the contents of the photograph(s).

Officer Mogere added that the division is launching investigations into the case.

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According to reports by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, 131 journalists have died between 2006 and 2015.

Only five of those cases made it to court, with journalists in Kenya facing judicial repression.


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