The government shut down the East African nation’s three leading TV stations when they tried to broadcast Tuesday’s “swearing-in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who declared himself “the people’s president” in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win last year.
I was in the control room producing @ntvkenya's coverage when we were switched off. I am stunned by the government's justification for this flagrant violation of our constitution.— Larry Madowo, first of his name (@LarryMadowo) 31 January 2018
If journalism is now outlawed in Kenya, I am ready to be investigated pic.twitter.com/iM6nd2HfBK
Larry Madowo, a news anchor with Nation Television, says multiple sources informed him and colleagues that undercover policemen were waiting in the parking lot outside their offices.
Madowo says the journalists decided to spend the night in the newsroom for security reasons.