BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,20TH JUNE,2017-The Nation writer Walter Menya can now breadth easy after been set free having spend two days in police custody.
Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku freed Mr Menya on a free bond on Tuesday 20th June evening after State lawyer Daniel Karuri informed the court that Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had directed that the journalist be set free.
Mr Tobiko asked the Milimani court in Nairobi to release Mr Menya on a free bond without being charged.
However, police are free to summon the writer between now and next week when parties return to court.
The journalist has been facing charges related to demanding a bribe Mr Menya was arrested and locked up on Sunday on claims of “soliciting a bribe to write a damaging story”.
His accuser was one Kennedy Kiprotich Koros, a faceless character who introduced himself as a news source only to ensnare the writer at a Nairobi hospital before police pounced on him.
Police say the writer’s tribulations emanate from the article he penned on Friends of Jubilee Foundation in the Sunday Nation under the title “Civil servants in JP foundation say all they want is to alleviate poverty”