The media council of Kenya has today raised there concerns over the police officers misconduct during yesterday’s anti-government protests that were held in most parts of the the country.
In their statement the media council called out police officers for not only arresting journalists but they are also posing as reporters aiding an easy arrest of demonstrators.
This happened after a plain clothe officer was captured on camera Posing as a photographer before being given orders to arrest one protestor.
He later escorted the man to the police vehicle while heavily guarded.
According to the press statement by the media council of Kenya, the impersonation of Journalist by police detectives is a serious threat to the media which may compromise the safety of media workers.
“The media council has noted with deep concerns cases of security officers camouflaging as journalists covering protests with intent to arrest protestors. Impersonation of Journalist by police officers is a grave unprofessional misconduct on the part of the police and endangers the lives of Journalists in the line of duty”… ~media council of Kenya.