Nation Journalist menya arraigned in court over allegedly soliciting for bribery

Nation Journalist menya arraigned in court over allegedly soliciting for bribery

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH JUNE 2017Nation journalist  Walter Menya  was Monday  19th June arraigned  in a Milimani court Nairobi  after being arrested  On Sunday in Nairobi. Police locked up Mr Menya on Sunday on claims of “soliciting a bribe to write a damaging story”.He spent the night in a cell.

In the Monday court session, the prosecution  had come to file a miscellaneous application against Mr Menya but his lawyer James Orengo, accompanied former LSK CEO Apollo Mboya, said they had not been served.

The magistrate ordered the State to serve the defence and return at noon.

But even as he was presented to court, police had not disclosed from whom Mr Menya demanded the alleged bribe, with Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery only saying “the court will decide whether to release Menya or not”.

Speaking during the launch of inter-agency crisis response exercise in Embakasi, Nairobi,  Mr Nkaissery on Monday also refused to disclose the complainant in his case.

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