NTV’s Ken Mijungu Dares Matiangi

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Three journalists said on Thursday they spent the night in their newsroom in fear of arrest, watching plainclothes policemen camped outside.

They also said their lawyers would file court petitions seeking to ensure their freedom.

Their station, NTV, was one of three independently owned stations shut down by authorities on Tuesday after they broadcast live coverage of an opposition ceremony symbolically swearing-in NASA leader Raila Odinga. “We were doing our job, we had the right to do this, and if I was to do it again, I’d do it the same way,” NTV senior anchor and reporter Ken Mijungu told Reuters.

[wp_ad_camp_2] He spoke after an anxious night spent conferring with lawyers and wondering if police would appear with arrest warrants.
He said his colleagues, Larry Madowo and Linus Kaikai, had all been independently warned by security sources on Wednesday that their arrest was imminent. In the early evening, when men they believed were plainclothes police appeared outside their office building, they were advised by the station’s management to stay inside.
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