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Blogger Elijah Kinyanjui grilled by DCIO over social media post

Kinyanjui on his part maintains that what he posted was genuine complaints from parents of the school.He called on the investigating officers to play their part for he was only a whistle blower on the ills in the society.

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Lawyer Steve Kabita and his client Elijah Kinyanjui after recording a statement with DCIO Nakuru.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru based Journalist cum blogger Elijah Kinyanjui has recorded a statement with the Nakuru DCIO following a complaint raised over a story he recently published on social media touching on Nakuru’s Victonel Academy school head identified as Ms Mary.

According to Kinyanjui’s write-up on social media,he stated, “A  highly reliable source puts one Madam Mary, who’s headteacher at Victonell Academy, Pangani, on spot, alleging she’s been playing several fundraising games to get the bucks.The most horrifying is the tact she reportedly used for that… claiming that her own mother had died.”

In the write-up, Kinyanjui added that parents at the school have been trying to get the school owners to act on her but to no avail despite what they’re saying is glaring evidence that she doesn’t deserve to remain school head.

It is in this context that the said teacher moved to DCIO in Nakuru to launch a complaint against Kinyanjui’s publication refuting the claims raised.

This saw Kinyanjui summoned by DCIO and on Monday morning, he together with his lawyer Steve Kabita reported and recorded a statement.

Lawyer Kabita differed with the investigating officers over their move to have Kinyanjui’s phone to help them trace the source of the information.According to the Lawyer, Journalists as whistle-blowers have a right not to reveal their news sources.

Addressing media after recording the statement with DCIO, Kabita maintained that the law on media freedom is clear and should not be compromised by any quota.

“There is a procedure in the law where anyone who has a complain on journalists should do so through Media Council of Kenya and not police. However we honored the summons and we have recorded a statement. We expect investigations to be conducted on the authenticity of what he posted” said Kabita.

Kinyanjui on his part maintains that what he posted was genuine complaints from parents of the school.

He called on the investigating officers to play their part for he was only a whistle blower on the ills in the society.

“Let the officers conducted independent Investigations and they’ll unearth that this is the truth. But in as far as disclosing my sources, that I won’t do and it’s a cardinal rule in journalism to protect one’s sources even before court’ said Kinyanjui.

 

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Learning resumes at Bahati Girls after teachers, students recover from COVID-19 infection

Mr King’ori said a medical team from the County will monitor the condition of the students and teachers at the Bahati sub-County-based school.

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St Bakhita Bahati Girls High School

The normal learning program has resumed at St Bakhita Bahati Girls High School after students and teachers recovered from COVID-19 infection.

On May 05, the school was converted into an isolation and treatment centre after 68 students and five teachers tested positive for the virus.

Chief Officer for Public Health Services, Samuel King’ori said the teachers and students have since been released to integrate with others.

“Majority experienced a mild or asymptomatic disease which our healthcare workers easily managed within the school,” he stated.

He added that 100 others who were under quarantine within the institution have been released.

Mr King’ori said a medical team from the County will monitor the condition of the students and teachers at the Bahati sub-County-based school.

School Principal Ms Catherine Wangari said panic gripped the institution and teachers had to keep off the classes.

“We used the time for students to sit for the examinations. The teachers are back and preparing students for KCSE,” she noted.

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Commissioner warns those contravening COVID-19 measures

He cited a few incidents where members of the public have failed to adhere to proper wearing of masks while in public.

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Nakuru county commissioner Erastus Mbui.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru county Commissioner Erastus Mbui has vowed not to tolerate any criminal.

Speaking in Nakuru town during the launch of African Peer Review Mechanism Report dissemination process, Mbui assured public of security’s commitment.

While addressing on the COVID-19 pandemic containment measures,the county Commissioner reiterated the need for citizens to adhere to the same.

He cited a few incidents where members of the public have failed to adhere to proper wearing of masks while in public.

The Commissioner adding that the police will not relent in arresting such individuals to face fines in court.

“We all have responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.Wear mask.Those arrested must face the law.I will not defend criminals.If you will be found not wearing mask you will face the law” said Mbui.

He noted that the fight on  COVID-19 pandemic is a collective responsibility.

His sentiments come a time when the Kenya Clinical officers Association have issued a strike notice in what they term is government’s failure to address their safety.

It should be noted that several health workers have lost their lives to COVID-19 pandemic.

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