Uasin Gishu County Assembly Speaker Isaac Terer has raised his voice over the attack by a senior policeman on K24 cameraman Duncan Wanga yesterday. Wanga was attacked while filming the street demo in Eldoret.
“The attack was very barbaric, inhuman, unlawful and very unacceptable. It is completely out of order for an officer to attack a journalist in his line of duty,” said Terer.
He said that Wanga was doing his job and that it is his constitutional right under article 34 to gather information so long as its in accordance with the law.
“It is not within the spirit in our society for such rogue elements to spoil the name of the police by the extend of attacking an innocent journalist,” he lamented.
Terer added that a citizen should not be harassed by police in any circumstance but respected with dignity keeping in mind that this is 21st century.
He urged the IPOA, IG and NPS to take action against the officer whom he termed as a bad role model to his juniors.