Parliament postpones summons to Mediamax journalists

Parliament building in Nairobi. Two Mps allied to the deputy president have claimed that their lives are in danger PHOTO: COURTESY.

House committee on powers and privileges of National Assembly has postponed the meeting scheduled on Thursday with two journalists who did a story linking parliamentary committees with corruption tendencies.

Speaking to the press after a meeting with the committee chaired by Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi ,People Daily managing editor Ken Bosire said that they sought for extension of the summons following the fact it is on Wednesday they received a letter calling on for the two journalists Dina Ondari and Antony Mwangi to appear before the committee on Thursday.

The two will now appear before the committee on the 14th of this month after Mediamax sought for extension to prepare themselves on the matter.

Bosire indicated the committee pointed that it will not put pressure on the journalists to provide the sources of their stories but to act as a pointer in helping parliament deal with the alleged menace effectively.

He also said the committee assured them that they will uphold the rights of the journalists during the deliberations.

“They said that they just want to use this opportunity to use Antony and Dina as people who will provide information . They want to use them as whistler blowers,” Bosire said.