The Kenya Union of Journalists has condemned attack on three Mediamax journalists in Dandora during a rally convened by Governor Evans Kidero.
In a statement sent to newsrooms, the KUJ said the attack shall not be tolerated and the union will seek legal redress.
The statement by KUJ Secretary General Erick Oduor reads: “Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) condemns attack on Mediamax journalists — Sarah Ndung’u, Charles Mathai and Patrick Kimanthi — by youth believed to be supporters of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko in Dandora.
Ms Ndung’u suffered a deep cut in her head and is currently being treated at a Nairobi hospital. The journalists sustained injuries when violence reared its ugly head in Dandora during a visit by Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero’s.
We wish to inform the politicians that any violence against journalists shall not be tolerated. KUJ will seek legal redress against such primitive acts and will launch campaigns for media blackouts against politicians using violence on the messengers as their campaign tools.
Journalists have no role in political rivalries between Dr Kidero and his opponents and, therefore, their safety must be guaranteed by the organisers of the political rallies.”