Nation journalist’s accuser revealed
Nation journalist Walter Menya’s accuser has finally been revealed.
Menya is alleged to have asked for a Sh50,000 bribe for a story from a Mr.Kiprotich Koros,the court heard on Monday.
Menya was arraigned at Milimani law courts after being arrested on Sunday and spending the night at an undisclosed police station.
He did not take a plea but returned to court at 2pm for the hearing of an application for his detention during investigations. A decision is yet to be made.
In an affidavit, the DCI says Menya was found with Sh20,000 when he was apprehended.
DCI officer Moses Gituathi told the court the journalist received Sh32,000 through M-Pesa transactions between June 15 and 17.
“This (Sh20,000) was treated for the purpose of evidence collection after the report was made and the same was kept as exhibit,” the officer said.
The affidavit says after getting the money, Menya published the story ‘Civil servants in JP foundation say all they want is to alleviate poverty’.