Veteran Journalist Killed By Thugs.
It is so disgusting that on the week when the world is
celebrating press freedom a veteran Kenyan journalist’s
remains lie in an Eldoret morgue after he was attacked
and killed by unknown boda boda riders as he walked to
his home in Eldoret town.
John Kituyi, the owner and writer of the regional Mirror
Weekly was attacked by the assailants at around 7.30
pm on Thursday, hit with blunt objects before they fled
on their motorbikes.
The journalist died on arrival at the Eldoret hospital
where he had been rushed for treatment.
The 63 year old worked as a correspondent for the
Standard newspaper in the 80s before launching his own
His dead has been linked with a number of issues
among them the ICC cases which he has talked so much
about in his paper, a local newspaper reported early
The murder of Kituyi has sparked outrage among
scribes, with many demanding a speedy investigations
to bring the assailants to book.