Alleged fake Journalist re-arrested a day after being charged

Police in Nakuru have re-arrested Peter Manjau Kimani over claims that he acquired money through false pretence from a resident in Free area Nakuru. This coming barely a day after he together with two others were arraigned in court for impersonation and conspiracy to defraud and released on bond. Confirming the Thursday incident, Nakuru East Sub County Police Commander Ellena Kabukuru said that the arrest was done in Mwariki on Thursday afternoon. This is after Ms Elizabeth Wangeci reported about being conned Ksh 114,000. The suspect is reported to have…

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Media Council puts ‘fake Journalists’ on notice

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has noted with great concern the arrest of persons posing as journalists and allegedly extorting money from a public figure. In a statement issued on Wednesday by CEO David Omwoyo,the Council noted with greater concern the arrest of purported Kenyan journalists in Tanzania. At the same time MCK has affirmed that all bona fide journalists and media practitioners whether local or foreign and operating in Kenya, are accredited by the MCK Accreditation Service as required by the Media Council Act (2013) and the guidelines…

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Nakuru’s ‘fake Journalists’ arraigned

Three persons arrested in Nakuru on Tuesday masquerading as Journalists have been arraigned before a Nakuru court. The three Peter Manjau Kimani, Dorine Waiganjo and Githaika Karani are facing two counts: conspiracy to defraud and attempt to obtain money by false pretence from John Mututho. The trio who appeared before Nakuru Resident Magistrate Eunice Kelly, however, denied both counts. They were released on a sh 100,000 bond or a sh 50,000 cash bail each. The case will be mentioned on July 29.  

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Equip yourself with MCK accreditation card, journalists  told

Following the Tuesday’s incident of fake journalists’ arrest in Nakuru’s Pipeline area, media associations  are now calling on practicing journalists  to ensure they equip themselves with the latest accreditation cards from the Media Council of Kenya. According to Kenya Union of Journalists Nakuru Chapter’s Secretary General Kioko wa Kivandi, that is the only way that the quacks will be wiped out from the industry. He appealed to Nakuru Journalists who might be operating without the cards to ensure they apply them at Media Council of Kenya. “Whatever has happened is…

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