The killer governors strike again. This time ni Obado.

Francis Atwoli is rarely wrong. Alisema juzi pale JKL that some of these governors would taste prison over matters corruption. From killing members of their county cabinets to now even going after journalists…

[SIZE=6]Nation journalist Barrack Oduor in hospital after kidnap[/SIZE]

https://mobile.nation.co.ke/image/view/-/4742490/medRes/2098706/-/etexcgz/-/1.jpgNation journalist Barrack Oduor at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu where he was taken after the night attack on September 3, 2018. He suffered injuries on knees, palms and elbows. PHOTO | JUSTUS OCHIENG’ | NATION MEDIA GROUP
By JUSTUS OCHIENG’
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[li]But things turned ugly at Nyangweso market when the unidentified men began torturing Mr Oduor and the woman.[/li][li]Mr Oduor said one of the men held his neck and tried to strangled him repeatedly.[/li][li]At this point he, knew he was not safe anymore and he fought back, opened the door and jumped out of the moving car.[/li][/ul]
A Nation journalist is nursing serious injuries in a Kisumu hospital after his narrow escape from the jaws of kidnappers, in the latest attack targeting media workers in Kenya.
Mr Barrack Oduor, who covers the expansive Homa Bay County, escaped death on Monday night by risking it all: jumping out a moving vehicle at Nyangweso market on Homa Bay-Kisumu road.

A ‘SOURCE’

Mr Oduor on Tuesday said he took the daring step on feeling that his fate had been sealed after the abductors bundled him into a car with tinted windows and drove off at a high speed.
The reporter and photojournalist had gone to meet a story source in Migori before the plot thickened and turned into a life-saving performance mirroring scripts in action movies.
The source, identified as Michael Oyamo, works by day as Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s personal assistant.
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He had arranged to meet Mr Oduor with details of an alleged scandal in the company of a woman, only identified as Sharon, also associated with the governor.
Mr Oduor says Mr Oyamo’s request was a “normal call-up” and that he never suspected anything sinister.
“The governor’s personal assistant had initially called the lady, Sharon, for us to meet for a tip-off in Rodi Kopany township (in Homa Bay) but changed the venue of the meeting to Rongo town in Migori County,” said Mr Oduor.

2 MEN

After waiting for Mr Oyamo for about one hour in a hotel, he showed up only to claim the venue of the meeting was not conducive.
He told Mr Oduor that a vehicle was waiting outside to take them to “favourable place” for the ‘bean-spilling meeting’.
The journalist and the woman got into the black car that had a driver and a co-driver before it sped off.
Minutes later, two tall, mean-looking men stopped the vehicle within the town before Mr Oyamo alighted and the driver sped off towards Homa Bay town.
“We were ordered to switch off our phones and hand them over to one of the men in the vehicle,” said Mr Oduor.
Mr Oduor said the abductors also confiscated his wallet, staff ID and Sh2,000 that was in the pocket.

TORTURE

Upon reaching Homa Bay town, the men drove towards Kisumu, pulling windows up.
Apart from orders to surrender his valuables, Mr Oduor said there was no sign of trouble.
But things turned ugly at Nyangweso market when the unidentified men began torturing Mr Oduor and the woman, whose fate was not immediately known.
Mr Oduor said one of the men held his neck and tried to strangle him repeatedly.
At this point he knew he was not safe anymore and he fought back, opened the door and jumped out of the moving car.
He sustained serious tissue injuries on knees, palms, the back and elbows.
The vehicle stopped a few metres away, Mr Oduor recalled, and the two men alighted to chase after him.

PROBE

In pain, he decided to run for his life and entered a home next to the road.
With bruised palms and knees, Mr Oduor crawled through the bushes into the homestead.
A Good Samaritan emerged and drove him to report the matter at a nearby police post before he was transferred to Kendu Bay Police Station.
After briefing the police, Mr Oduor was rushed to Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu for treatment by his colleagues, led by Nyanza Regional Editor Aggrey Mutambo.
Kendu Bay criminal investigations officer Joseph Ngare said they were pursuing the case.
“We have received the report and consequently launched investigations into the matter,” he said.
The attack comes three days after another Nation journalist, Murang’a-based Ndung’u Gachane, was arrestedoutside Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company (Muwasco) offices while covering the leadership wrangle that pitted Governor Mwangi Wa Iria against tycoon Peter Munga.
And on August 16, two Nation journalists, Karim Rajan (NTV cameraman) and Laban Walloga (Daily Nation photographer), were attacked and arrested for filming the construction of a hotel that has encroached into the Indian Ocean.
Additional report by Harry Misiko.

Hapa kule news from a shithole.

So, tuseme kwenyu ni homa bay na hupedi ujiga? Ama mutu akiretea gafana ujiga!

Hiii ni PR.
Nation putting its Journalists under so much pressure to do investigative work thus endangering them then running around yelling on how it will protect its staff…just to get more viewership.

[SIZE=2]Mimi ni fan wa Al Jazeera…[/SIZE]

They should stop investigative journalism , your thoughts?

Nah…they ought to get a better approach at this…not the shoddy way they are doing it…

Ni PR kiaje?!

Ulienda journalism school gani na umetengeneza documentary ngapi au umeandikia gazeti gani na gani na umeshinda awards gani na gani?

Ndio hio PR stunt yako.

[SIZE=6]Varsity student abducted with Barrack Oduor found dead in Homa Bay[/SIZE]

https://mobile.nation.co.ke/image/view/-/4744180/medRes/2099858/-/fsekgmz/-/1.jpgMs Sharon Otieno who was kidnapped with Nation journalist Barrack Oduor on September 3, 2018. She was found dead on September 5, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY
By JUSTUS OCHIENG’
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[li]Sharon’s father Douglas Otieno on Wednesday confirmed to the Nation that he viewed his daughter’s body at the Oyugis Level Four Hospital in Oyugis at 1am.[/li][li]He rushed to the hospital after police informed the family that a woman’s body had been found dumped in the forest.[/li][/ul]
Sharon Otieno, the pregnant university student abducted with Nation Journalist Barrack Oduor on Monday in Migori, has been found dead.
The second year student, who was pursuing a degree in Medical Records and Information at Rongo University, has been missing since Monday evening.
Sharon’s father Douglas Otieno on Wednesday confirmed to the Nation that he viewed his daughter’s body at the Oyugis Level Four Hospital in Oyugis at 1am.
He rushed to the hospital after police informed the family that a woman’s body had been found dumped in the forest.
A senior criminal investigations officer in Homa Bay also confirmed that the body was found in the dense forest.
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Mr Michael Oyamo, Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s Personal Assistant, who had requested to meet Mr Oduor and Sharon in Migori. He changed the venue more than three times. PHOTO | COURTESY
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“We shall give more details later,” the detective, who sought anonymity because he is not authorised to issue press statements, said.
Sharon and Mr Oduor were kidnapped moments after being lured out of Graca Hotel in Rongo around 7.35pm by Governor Okoth Obado’s Personal Assistant Michael Oyamo.
Mr Oyamo was arrested in Uriri on Tuesdayand taken to Homa Bay for questioning over the incident that left Mr Oduor seriously injured.
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Migori Governor Okoth Obado. Mr Oyamo told the Nation reporter that he was acting on the governor’s instructions. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Mr Oduor escaped death by a whisker after he jumped out of the kidnappers’ speeding car at Nyangweso market on Homa Bay-Kisumu road.
Sharon’s mother was wailing uncontrollably by the time the Nationattempted to talk to her on phone.
More follows.

Timeline of events:

[SIZE=6]Timeline: How Nation journalist Barrack Oduor was attacked[/SIZE]
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4 2018

In Summary
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[li]6:20pm: Barrack and Sharon take seats at Graca Hotel in Rongo to wait for Mr Oyamo.[/li][li]7:20pm: Mr Oyamo calls Sharon and asks if Barrack is present and proposes change of venue one more time.[/li][li]7:30pm: Mr Oyamo arrives at Graca Hotel, visits a toilet and returns with a suggestion that they move to a different venue if he is to disclose any meaningful information from Mr Obado to Barrack.[/li][/ul]
By JUSTUS OCHIENG’
More by this Author
Details have emerged on the kidnap of Nation journalist Barrack Oduor in Migori County on Monday evening.
Mr Oduor, who narrowly escaped death, is recovering at Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.
Here is the timeline of the attack:
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[li]5pm: Sharon, the woman associated with Migori Governor Okoth Obado, calls Barrack Oduor that Michael Oyamo, Mr Obado’s personal assistant, has been sent by the county boss with a response to an alleged scandal.[/li][li]5:45pm: Barrack meets Sharon at Rodi Kopany market, where the meeting was scheduled to take place, before Mr Oyamo informs the woman that the venue has been changed to Rongo town, Migori County, about 30 kilometres away.[/li][li]6:20pm: Barrack and Sharon take seats at Graca Hotel in Rongo to wait for Mr Oyamo.[/li][li]7:20pm: Mr Oyamo calls Sharon and asks if Barrack is present and proposes change of venue one more time.[/li][li]7:30pm: Mr Oyamo arrives at Graca Hotel, visits a toilet and returns with a suggestion that they move to a different venue if he is to disclose any meaningful information from Mr Obado to Barrack.[/li][li]7:35pm: The trio leave the hotel to the car park where a black car is parked. Mr Oyamo ushers them into the car with two male occupants, a driver and co-driver. Mr Oyamo, Barrack and Sharon take the back seats.[/li][li]7:37pm: The car moves and stops about 50 metres from the hotel. It is parked by the roadside where two men with headgears enter as Mr Oyamo alights. The strangers, who are not introduced by Mr Oyamo, sand-witch the two and order them to switch off their mobile phones and hand them, together with their personal effects, to the driver. They oblige and the car speeds away towards Homa Bay town.[/li][li]8:28pm: The two men sandwiching Barrack and Sharon start harassing them around Nyangweso market along Homa Bay-Kisumu road, about 70 kilometres from Rongo town. They inform the duo they were being taken to see Mr Obado.[/li][li]8:30pm: One of the strangers seated next to Barrack starts to attack and strangle him. He struggles in self-defence and jumps out of the speeding car. He sustains serious bruises on his knees and hands. Barrack escapes into the nearby bushes and moves to a homestead around Nyangweso. The vehicle stops about 100 metres away and he sees the two rushing back on foot. He, however, manages to escape to the homestead.[/li][li]8:35pm: A Good Samaritan at the home drives Barrack to Adiedo Police Post where he hands him to the police. Barrack is later moved in a police car to Kendu Bay Police Station where he records his statement OB Number 41/04/09/2018.[/li][li]Tuesday, 1am: Barrack is picked up by his colleagues from Kisumu bureau (Aggrey Mutambo and Justus Ochieng’) and rushed to Aga Khan Hospital.[/li][/ul]