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NTV, KBC Journalists Stabbed During NACADA Raid at Nairobi Club

NTV, KBC Journalists Stabbed During NACADA Raid at Nairobi Club

A spontaneous operation carried out on Friday evening by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) at a Nairobi-based club escalated into violence when multiple journalists and officers were assaulted.

During an interview with PoliticalPulseChat, a representative from NACADA verified the occurrence, clarifying that the club’s eight bouncers acted independently and initiated assaults on NACADA officials and reporters present at the location.

NACADA-affiliated police officers, accompanied by reporters, reached the club at approximately 11:00 pm to apprehend the club managers on suspicion of selling shisha, a banned substance in the country.

After recognizing the journalists, the bouncers swiftly attacked them, delivering forceful strikes, and confiscated their recording devices.

Due to the chaotic situation that followed, Boniface Bogita, a photographer for Nation, sustained two stab wounds to his ribs. Jane Kibira from Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) was stabbed in her back, while Boniface Okendo and Francis Odee from Standard Group were assaulted and left with severe injuries.

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“They even beat up our officers but we managed to arrest all of them,” the source stated while confirming that two NACADA officers sustained serious injuries from the incident. 

As per the report, the security personnel were detained at Kileleshwa Police Station and are awaiting their court appearance scheduled for Monday.

However, the journalists who were assaulted are presently undergoing medical care at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

The source clarified that the bouncers’ opposition stemmed from the fact that the club was owned by a prominent individual with influence in the nation.

He mentioned that NACADA planned to persist with the raids to ensure that individuals breaking the law would be held accountable.

“We are doing big things as NACADA. The place is owned by one of the most influential people in the country hence all the scuffle,” he added.

NTV, KBC Journalists Stabbed During NACADA Raid at Nairobi Club

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