Military soldiers beat up
March 12, 2008
By Isaiah Lucheli
Journalists covering the military operation in Mt Elgon were
beaten, their cameras confiscated and TV footage deleted.
Military officers accosted them in Cheptais as they alighted from
the vehicle to take pictures.
Mr Sammy Cheboi, a reporter with Nation Media Group and Mr Hillary
Obinda, a cameraman, were slapped several times then forced to
"We were filming along the Cheptais-Lwakhakha road when the
military officers approached us," said Obinda.
He said they pleaded with the officers to stop beating them to no
The officers took the cameras and deleted all the shots they had
"They returned the cameras, ordered us to leave the area and
warned us against returning," said Obinda.