Principal in court over attack on journalists

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St Stephens Principal John Kioko (middle)

The principal of a girl’s secondary school in eastern Kenya has been charged with incitement after his students attacked and injured two journalists from KTN on Monday.

Their vehicle was also burnt.

John Kioko from St Stephen’s school in Machakos is accused of encouraging the girls to attack the news team, which was investigating the disappearance of a student from the school.

Mr Kioko has denied the incitement charges and has been released on a $10,000 (£8,000) bail.

The Media Council of Kenya and the Kenya Union of Journalists have both condemned the attack and urged police to quickly investigate what happened.

Nneka Ukachukwu