Journalist Walter Menya arraigned in court over bribery claims

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By KBC Reporters

Journalist Walter Menya was  Monday morning presented in the Milimani Law courts to answer to charges of soliciting a bribe to write a favorable story.

Menya is accused of soliciting Sh 50, 000 between June 15th and 17th and had allegedly already received Sh 32,000.

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He is alleged to have received the money through M-pesa. He was represented by a battery of lawyers led by Siaya Senator James Orengo.

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The other lawyers are Nairobi lawyer Apollo Mboya, Anne Machuki and Soyianka Lempaa of Kenya Union of Journalists and Nation Media legal counsel Seku Owino.

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Earlier, Senior Principal Magistrate Martha  Mutuku ordered the prosecution to serve his lawyers with the application they have filed in court.

The investigating officer Moses Gituathi has applied to detain Menya for an extra 3 days to conclude investigations. The matter will be heard Monday afternoon.

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Due to his arrest, Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) is now threatening to protest condemning the incident as intimidation of journalists.

KUJ Secretary General Eric Oduor argues that Menya was set up, saying journalists must say no to intimidation.

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