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On The Spot: What Is Principal John Kyalo Hiding?

An injured hand of one of the Standard Group employee/COURTESY.

Two Standard Group journalists and their driver were on Monday injured and their vehicle destroyed while on assignment in Machakos.

They were attacked at St Stephen’s Girls Secondary School in Machakos allegedly on the direction of their principal.

Those injured were; Carolyne Bii (KTN), Boniface Magana (cameraman) and Immaculate Joseph (driver).

The trio had visited the school to follow-up a story on a missing person when the school Principal John Kyalo allegedly incited the students to instigate the attack.

The journalists and the driver were pelted with stones by students whose school is located a kilometer from Maanzoni Lodge.

Media Council of Kenya condemned the attack on the two journalists and their driver and called on the police to investigate the case immediately.

According to a statement by MCK, the principal is said to have declined to be interviewed over the allegation one of his students was missing before inciting the students.

“While it is within the right of the school leadership to decline media interviews, it is against the law for anyone to incite and attack journalists who were in their line of duty,” the statement read in part.

The Council has advised the journalists to report the matter to the nearest police station.

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