A section of Nakuru leaders are demanding justice for a journalist who was reportedly harassed by police, while covering a riot at Egerton University on Sunday.

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Addressing the media on Monday evening, the leaders condemned the alleged attack on Robert Maina of Royal Media Services (Radio Citizen and Inooro FM).

Led by Kabazi Ward MCA Dr Peter Mbae, the leaders urged the police to expedite investigation into the case where the journalist was reportedly beaten, and his equipment confiscated by police.

Dr Mbae noted that he had communicated with Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu who assured him that the matter was being dealt with.

“We want to condemn what happened to one of the journalists and we call on the police to investigate the matter and ensure the law faces up with the officer who did that," he said.

According to Maina, he was harrased by police, taken to a room, and his work gadgets confiscated.

"A police officer who was not in uniform asked me who I was. That is when things took a different turn and I was carried to a room and my work equipment were taken. My phone was still recording, they tried switching the recorder but it became impossible. I was locked in the room from 7:10 to 7:50 pm," he said.