Mombasa, KENYA: Malindi legislator Aisha Jumwa has called upon Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi to release a report on police officers caught harassing journalists at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport during dramatic deportation of self declared NRM general Miguna Miguna.
Speaking in Mombasa on Friday, Jumwa criticized Matiangi for failing to produce the report on the investigations of the matter despite promising to investigate and take action on police who were harassing harmless journalists covering the event in March.
“We still want interior CS Fred Matiangi to tell us why police were intimidating journalists.We still demand answers and the investigation report.” Said Jumwa who is also a Parliamentary Service Commissioner.
Jumwa said that there is need for the government and other agencies to uphold media freedon as away of enhancing democratisation In the country.
In April this year , journalists attached to variuos media houses were harrassed at JKIA an act which was condemned country wide with many terming it as a way of muzzling press freedom.
However, she urged journalists to uphold media ethics and work diligently with facts while undertaking their duties.
On the other hand ,clerk of the national Assembly Michael Sialai downplayed allegations about the debate on the differences and supremacy battles that has been on going between the two houses.
Sialai indicated that any differences emerging between the two legislative houses are healthy in fine tuning and strengthening legislations which in the long run could have been feable.
“The tension between the two houses is not unique,tension allows public participation and out of it we get the best .”Sialai said.