ODM apologises after goons attacked journalists at Chungwa House

ODM said they have already started their investigations on the matter.

In Summary

• The incident has been widely condemned by the Media Council of Kenya and Kenya Union of Journalists (KuJ) demanding the arrest of the suspects.

• Star journalist Luke Awich was also roughed up and his phone’s screen smashed.

Goons who attacked journalists on Thursday, March 24, 2022, during a meeting at Chungwa House
Goons who attacked journalists on Thursday, March 24, 2022, during a meeting at Chungwa House
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Orange Democratic Movement party on Thursday apologised to the media fraternity in the country after an assault incident at the party headquarters where two journalists were injured by goons.

The incident happened during a meeting convened by Azimio La Umoja Presidential aspirant Raila Odinga at Chungwa House.

Raila was welcoming the Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku to ODM.

The Standard journalist Moses Nyamori was roughed up and assaulted by known Chungwa House security men in what is believed to have a connection with a story that did not sit well with the party’s big guns.

Star journalist Luke Awich was also roughed up and his phone’s screen smashed.

In a statement, ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale condemned the attack.

"The incident is unfortunate and quite regrettable. We wish to state that the ODM party does not condone any form of harassment on anyone including members of the press," Etale said.

He continued that the investigations have started and those involved will be held to account.

"The party is investigating the incident and those involved will be held to account. We apologize unequivocally to the two journalists and the entire media fraternity following the incident."

The incident has been widely condemned by the Media Council of Kenya and Kenya Union of Journalists (KuJ) demanding the arrest of the suspects.

KUJ boss Eric Oduor condemned the ugly incident and called on the police to expedite investigations on the matter and have the culprits face the law.


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