Journalists attacked du**ng shisha raid at city club

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 6 Jan, 2024 13:57 | < 1 min read
Journalists attacked during shisha raid at city club
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Several journalists were on Friday night left nursing various degrees of injuries after an attack during the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse(NACADA) impromptu shisha raid at Kettle House Club in Lavington, Nairobi.

In an update, the scribes and some NACADA officers were attacked by both bouncers and revellers as they covered the raid led by Nacada Chief Executive Officer Antony Omerikwa and Head of Enforcement Nicholas Kosgei at around 11:00 pm.

Upon arrival, bouncers pounced on the journalists from various local media outlets including; Nation, KBC and Standard Group stabbing them in the back before forcefully seizing some of their recording equipment.

Police have confirmed the arrests of all the attackers. So far, 21 suspects have since been nabbed and are currently in custody at Kileleshwa Police Station ahead of their arraignment in court on Monday, January 8.

"Some few officers were injured in the process and we managed to identify the attackers. They are in our custody to face charges of assaulting officers while on duty," police noted.

The wounded journalists have since been taken to a city hospital for medical attention.

Notably, NACADA officers have vowed to continue with shisha raids despite the attacks.

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