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Rangers Who Assaulted Journalists In Nyeri Interdicted

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The journalists who were allegedly attacked [IMAGE/ COURTESY]
Three Kenya Forest Service (KFS) rangers have been interdicted by the body for assaulting journalists at Kabaru, Nyeri County.

The move to suspend the rangers was announced by acting Chief Conservator of Forests Monica Kalenda, and endorsed by the agency’s board chairman, Mr Peter Kinyua.

“We are investigating to ascertain how many rangers were involved. There was a commotion between two groups but that does not allow us to behave that way. Our job is to protect forests and not to attack or chase away civilians with firearms,” Mr Kinyua said.

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The three rangers are accused of attacking Mr Emilio Muriithi, Mr Martin Munene and Mr Samuel Mbogo of Royal Media Services (RMS) when chaos erupted at Kabaru during the handover ceremony of the leadership of Community Forest Association.

They have recorded statements at Naromoru Police Station.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE.

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