The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth Ochola has said he has heard complaints that security is targeting the media.
“On the contrary, it is the media targeting security,” he said during a press conference on Friday.
It (media) is portraying security as brutal, he argued.
“We’ve been beating journalists to restrain them from going where there’s danger.”
He said police beat journalists to help them…for their own safety.
“When a police officer tells you to stop, you must stop for your own safety. I won’t apologise for police actions,” he stated.
“When we tell a journalist, don’t go there and you insist to go where there is danger, we shall beat you for your own sake.”
He said from now on, police will use reasonable force against the media to help them not to go where danger is.
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