The travails of the unparalleled master journalist Philip Ochieng’

He was an astonishingly learned person with an intellectual ferment I have not met in anyone else.

In Summary

•No Kenyan journalist in the mainstream media did more to push the boundaries of press freedom than did Philip Ochieng consistently and courageously.

• Nor was any journalist more assailed, condemned, harassed, persecuted and hauled to jail by the authorities, or fired (and re-hired) by his employers.

Befitting Philip Ochieng’s enormous stature, scores of glorious tributes have been paid him by his fellow journalists, including by me, as well as by national leaders.

But now that more than a ...

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