Police arrest, beat and wrap two bloggers in trash paper over road construction story

Police are holding two bloggers over a story that was published in one of the blogs on a stalled road construction project in Banisa, Mandera County.

Jack Okinyi of Business Illustrated and Milton Were of Kenya Today were abducted by police after they were lured to a hotel in Upper Hill.

Okinyi was the first to be arrested from Upper Hill and driven to Mlolongo after being beaten up and wrapped in a trash paper before they traced Milton Were and nabbed him.

They were then taken around the city before they were booked at the Capitol hill police station.

The bloggers say the officers from Special Crimes Unit were used in the mission and insist the story was factual and it involves the contractors and KURA.

They are being held at the station ahead of their planned grilling.

This is the latest such incident where police are used to fix civil matters and prefer charges against bloggers in a series.

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