Ex-K24 Journalist Recounts 4-Hour Torture by Armed Officers

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  • Former Mediamax journalist, Michael Mahindi, has narrated of a regrettable ordeal that he encountered in 2018.

    The 35-year-old disclosed that on the night of July 27, 2018, he was approached by armed men, who were in a probox, while he was on his way home.

    “It was around 8.45pm. I was wearing a grey T-shirt and a grey, striped short. 

    The Probox, which was was driven ahead of me, stopped. Three police officers came out armed with AK47s. They ordered me out of my car," he narrated.

    Former Mediamax journalist Michael Mahindi

    Seconds later, the armed officers handcuffed, blindfolded and dragged him into the Probox as The Star reports.

    "The very first thing that went through my mind was, 'This must be a mistake'," he divulged.

    The officers asked him to surrender his mobile phone passwords before the Probox came to a halt at a police station.

    There, he was investigated and asked if he knew one Francis Mburu, a man known to many because of the Ruaraka land scandal.

    Mahindi also narrated that at 1 am, a new team of officers proceeded with him to his home, where a search was conducted but no firearm was found.

    The journalist was accused of having an unlicensed gun, extorting millions of shillings from Kenyans and impersonating an NIS officer.

    The court, however, found no evidence to support the accusations imposed on him.

    Francis Mburu, a businessman