Gunmen Attack NTV Journalist in Nairobi

The Nation Centre building in Nairobi's Kimathi Street where the Nation Media Group offices are located. Monday, October 21, 2019
The Nation Centre building located at Kimathi Street, Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD).

Nation Media Group correspondent Mwangi Muiruri was on Friday morning, March 15, accosted and attacked by armed men along Makutano Junction at the Nairobi-Nyeri-Embu road intersection.

Reports indicated that three armed men intercepted him using a Mazda Demio and demanded he keys in his security PIN on his phone before seizing it and Ksh2,000 cash.

Muiruri was accosted by three armed men dressed in navy blue suits at 5:30 am along Makutano junction, according to his account to the press.

The suspects reportedly drove a white Mazda Demio whose number plate was concealed.

A gun aimed in the air
A gun aimed in the air

He noted that he suffered a bruise to his left eye and also lost his mobile phone and Ksh2,000.

The reporter filed the incident at Makutano Police Station under OB 05/15/3/2024. 

Police officers attached to the station have since launched investigations to unravel what happened and bring the culprits to book. 

The journalist was involved in an altercation with Public Service CS Moses Kuria after the latter claimed foul play in the article written about Maribe's appointment as the Head of Communications in his Ministry.

According to Kuria, the message was forged and hence did not represent the correct facts about the situation. The CS, however, noted that he would stand with the former news anchor. 

"Contrary to reports by the Nation, I have never been interviewed by the media House nor made any comment nor announcement about Jacque Maribe," CS Kuria noted. 

"I have challenged CEO Stephen Gitagama to provide evidence from one Mwangi Muiruri who wrote the article."

"I have since alerted Mr Gitagama that the said screenshot is a forgery and I will be at DCI Headquarters at 9.30 am tomorrow to report the Nation Media Group and the reporter of fraud and forgery."

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