Mombasa based journalists have criticised police officers for ruthlessly beating one of their own during Black Monday anti-SGR protests.
The police officer was captured on camera beating senior Daily Nation photographer Laban Walloga who was covering the protest Monday morning along the Moi Avenue.
The journalists said Walloga like the police officer was ony playing his journalism role of telling the news through the lense of a camera.
Coast Media Forum Chairperson Maureen Mudi condemned the incident urging police to stop cease such inhuman acts against journalists.
“This is totally unacceptable, police officers should respect journalists, Laban was in line of duty,” she noted.
Most of Mombasa based journalists scoffed at the police officers and called for proper legal actions against the officer.
[Police officer captured beating Daily Nation photographer Laban Walloga. Photo/courtesy].
During the black Monday protest police lobbed teargas, dispersing protests and they arrested Haki Africa Executive Director Mr. Hussein Khalid, the organisation’s Rapid Response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta and Jomvu Kuu MCA Athman Shebe Mukono.