BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,18TH JUNE 2017-Police on Sunday 18th June arrested Nation Media Group (NMG) journalist Walter Menya for allegedly soliciting for a bribe. police boss Kinoti George says the journalist will be arraigned in court Monday.
In a statement seen by UPESINEWS.CO.KE Sunday, Kinoti said that that the Sunday Nation reporter has asked for money to kill a story – one that NMG says was published Sunday.
“Today, 18th day of June 2017, a Sunday Nation reporter, Walter Menya was arrested following a complaint for soliciting a bribe to write a damaging story in the Nation newspaper,” read the statement.
According to police, he was nabbed after he received Ksh.20,000 Sunday.
“He has been demanding money severally to kill the alleged story. At different times he has received a total of Ksh. 35,000/= through MPESA and today he was arrested receiving Ksh. 20,000/,” read the statement.
The Nation Media group has expressed concerns about the safety of the reporter who until now no one knows where he is been held.
“There are fears for the safety of Nation reporter Walter Menya who was arrested earlier today and is being held by police incommunicado. Walter, who was recently discharged from hospital, does not have his medication in custody,” said the Executive Editor Mutuma Mathiu.