Activist cum photojournalist Boniface Mwangi was on Friday banned from attending a National Youth Service (NYS) pass out parade in Gilgil attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to Mwangi he was briefly arrested for taking pictures of the place that was “chaotic and dirty”.
“The chaos, the dirt, police confiscating food, drinks and throwing everything on the floor. No dust bins, no order, and very aggressive language by law enforcers, barking at people. Police, NYS cadets have sticks to push and hit people,” he said on social media.
The officers then confiscated his camera, deleted the images and then banned him from attending the event.
Travelled to Gilgil to attend a relative's @NYS_Ke pass out parade. I took pics of the chaos and dirt all over. I was arrested. Produced my press card (I renew my membership every year.) They made some calls, deleted my pics and said l have been banned from attending the event. pic.twitter.com/jx7mTXgBp1
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) November 16, 2018
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